The nuclear icebreaker "Lenin" is the world's first ship with a nuclear power plant. The only object of cultural heritage of federal significance in the city of Murmansk. Built at the Admiralty Plant in Leningrad in 1956-1959. More than 500 enterprises and institutions of the USSR took part in its creation. Entered service on December 3, 1959.
For the next 30 years, he provided navigation on the Northern Sea Route and served as a "nuclear university", where experience was gained in year-round Arctic navigation, technologies were improved and personnel for the nuclear fleet of our country were trained. He spent thousands of ships in the ice of the Arctic, while he himself traveled 654,400 nautical miles, which is more than three times the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Decommissioned in 1989.
On May 5, 2009, the Lenin nuclear-powered icebreaker moored in the center of Murmansk near the sea station, quickly becoming a landmark of the Murmansk region and one of the most visited tourist sites in the Kola North.
The modern Arctic Exhibition Center “Nuclear icebreaker Lenin” is a structural subdivision of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise of the Nuclear Fleet (FGUP Atomflot) of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (SC Rosatom).