People attend the float out ceremony of the nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

Russia launches nuclear icebreaker Ural to exploit Arctic’s commercial potential – with two more to follow

  • The ship is one of a trio that when completed will be the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world
  • It is part of a push to strengthen Moscow’s hand in the High North as it vies for dominance with Canada, the US, Norway and China
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People attend the float out ceremony of the nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
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