New record set for reaching North Pole

On August 17 2017, the Russian icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy set a new speed record for reaching the North Pole, having completed the journey from Murmansk to the North Pole in 79 hours. The 50 Let Pobedy, which is translated as “50 Years of Victory” is owned by the Russian Federation and is a part of the Murmansk port.