Bering Strait: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

 Ural: Nuclear-powered Arctic icebreaker launched by Russia

Published: May 28, 2019

Russia recently launched nuclear-powered Arctic icebreaker named ‘Ural’ at Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. The move is to tap commercial potential of Arctic Ocean. Key Highlights Background: Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in April 2019 that Russia will step up construction of icebreakers with aim of significantly boosting freight traffic along its Arctic coast. About: ..

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Ural: Nuclear-Powered Ice Breaker

Published: May 27, 2019

Russia has launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker named Ural in bid to tap the potential of the Arctic region. It is touted as the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world. It is estimated that the Arctic holds oil and gas reserves equivalent to 412 billion barrels of oil, about 22% of the world’s undiscovered ..

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