Arctic ice hits a new historic low

The Arctic ice is about to hit a new historic low this month, and Rossiiskaya gazeta has proudly reported that nuclear ice-breaker 50 Let Pobedy made a voyage to the North Pole, which happened to be the 100th visit by a ship to this symbolic spot. What the newspaper is somewhat shy about is that the huge ice-breaker actually works as a cruise ship advertizing to wealthy tourists luxury cabins with names like Grand or Victoria. In the meanwhule, the Chinese cargo ship Yong Sheng has started the trip to Rotterdam expecting to come 15 days faster than the usual way through the Suez canal. The administration of the Northern Sea Route has duly issued the proper permission.

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