A icebreaker in the Kara Sea. By 2035, Russia stands to have a fleet of 13 heavy icebreakers, including nine nuclear-powered ones. File photo: AFP

Vladimir Putin boasts of growing nuclear icebreaker fleet as he outlines Russia’s ambitious Arctic expansion plans

  • Russia, which has about half the Arctic coastline, is building new bases and stepping up air and naval activity in the region
  • By 2035, Russia stands to have a fleet of 13 heavy icebreakers, including nine nuclear-powered ones,
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A icebreaker in the Kara Sea. By 2035, Russia stands to have a fleet of 13 heavy icebreakers, including nine nuclear-powered ones. File photo: AFP
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