RUSSIAN ICEBREAKER ENTERS ANTARCTIC
The icebreaker-museum <Krasin> (the initial name <Svyatogor>) was built in 1916 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. The <Krasin> is wellknown as a rescue-ship, a ship-explorer and pathfinder on the North Maritime Route.
1920 - The <Krasin> rescued the icebreaker <Lenin> with 85 persons on board, women and children also.
1928 - The <Krasin> was the only ship which reached 82 latitude and rescued the expedition of General Umberto Nobile on the dirigable <Italia>, which had an accident on the way to the North Pole. The pilot of the german airplane UG-1 was the first who found the expedition.
1928 - The <Krasin> rescued the german passenger vessel <Monte Servantes> with 1835 persons on board. The
ship collided with an iceberg and had been holed.
1933 - The <Krasin> was the first vessel in the history of navigation in the Arctic, which could reach the northern
shore of Novalja Zemlya.
1953 - 1960 - The <Krasin> was reconstructed in Wismar, Germany. Practically all equipment what had been installed
is in good working condition now.