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Nuclear Icebreaker "Arctica", Murmansk, Russia

Positioned at 69 - 00.N; 33 -04.E, the port of Murmansk is the world's largest port located north of the polar circle. It is situated on the Kola peninsula at the coast of Barents Sea. It is the most northern nonfreezing port in Russia. It is also the main home of Russia's icebreaker fleet and is of increasing importance for oil-and gas transport from North-West Russian Arctic fields.

Year: 2015

From album: Sea Ice, Icebergs, Glaciers, Snow and Permafrost in the Arctic Region

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Arctic change climate Ecosystems Environment Nation program Russia Temperature United

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