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January 4, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Today in the News: Russian Icebreaker rushes to release trapped soldiers

According to The Huffington Post, a Russian icebreaker is rushing towards a group of ships trapped in two meters of ice in the sea of Okhotsk, an arm of the northern Pacific to the west of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.

Here are some older icebreakers from Europeana.
The first one was built in Britain, then broken up in parts and reassempled on the shores of lake Baikal:
Baikal

The Russian icebreaker Ermac:
The Ice-Breaker 'Ermac'
And of course we also have the botanical results from the voyage of the Ermac:

The 1952 Russian icebreaker ‘Lenin’:

And last but not least: a metaphorical ‘ice breaker’ on a new years greating from an ice skating rink in Hamburg from 1904:
Gruss aus der Heiligengeistfeld-Eisbahn-Hamburg

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