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Latest news


Chinese Icebreaker goes to the Arctic for Climate Expedition

Chinese icebreaker Xue Long has left the port of Shanghai on July 20, 2017, and set a course for the Arctic


Violation of the navigation rules on the NSR

According to the NSR Administration data placed on its web page, total amount of recorded violations in the NSR waters during 9 months of 2017 is 81 cases


“50 let Pobedy” set record speed of reaching the North Pole

Nuclear icebreaker “50 let Pobedy” has set a record speed on the route Murmansk - the North Pole and passed this route in 79 hours


Christophe de Margerie transit via the NSR

LNG tanker Christophe de Margerie has successfully passed the Northern Sea Route

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