“Nuclear Icebreaker Lenin” is a pin from the rare series “Russia’s Icebreakers”.
The pin is made of aluminum alloy with the safety pin fastening. The method of painting is cold enamel.
Lenin is a Soviet nuclear-powered icebreaker launched in 1957. She is simultaneously the world’s first nuclear-powered surface ship and the first nuclear-powered civilian vessel.
The Icebreaker was built in the USSR, primarily for serving the Northern Sea Route. During the construction and testing a lot of delegacies and representatives from different countries of the world, including the prime-minister of the UK Harold Macmillan and the vice-president of the USA Richard Milhous Nixon, went aboard the vessel. “Lenin” had been laboring for 30 years without fail. Within this period it leaded the way of 3 741 carriers in the Arctic ice, having sailed more than 654 000 sea miles. You will get the same distance if you go around the world by equator for 30 times.
“Lenin” was launched in 1959 and officially amortized in 1989, for its hull had worn thin from ice friction.
Being eternally moored in Murmansk, the vessel is turned into a museum ship.