Russian icebreaker "Leader" may lose the title of the largest in the world


US Presidential Election Day is getting closer. Therefore, it is not surprising that the current president of the United States, Donald Trump, makes promises on the implementation of projects that the previous administrations did not care about.


On July 10, 2020, Trump visited the Southern Command of the US Armed Forces (USSOUTHCOM) in Miami (Florida), where he stated that his country had undertaken the development of the largest icebreaker in the world. At the same time, the American leader did not bring the performance characteristics of the future ship.

We are currently at the development stage of the largest icebreaker in the world. We are going to try to create, if we can, another 10 icebreakers

- said Trump.

The President of the United States drew attention to the extreme importance of this matter, since the Americans have frankly not enough such courts.

We have only one now, and Russia has 40. We will have two, but we would like ten more

- added Trump.

Trump noted that his administration is in talks to reduce the cost of the icebreaker.

Much cheaper than it was. It will surprise you

- emphasized the owner of the White House.

If the Americans really succeed in building a larger vessel, then the Russian icebreaker Leader will lose the title of the largest in the world. But this is doubtful, since representatives of the US administration do not report specific information about the future icebreaker at all, which more indicates Trump’s election PR than the actual development.

Note that Trump is not the first time touches on the topic of icebreakers. A month before, he had instructed to develop a program to create an icebreaker fleet for work in the Arctic and Antarctic. At the same time, Trump regularly promises to create something "the very best." The last time it concerned rockets.

We remind you that the construction of the first icebreaker of project 10510 Leader (LK-120Ya) began on July 6, 2020. The commissioning deadline is set for 2027.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 11 July 2020 15: 27
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    On July 10, 2020, Trump visited the Southern Command of the US Armed Forces (USSOUTHCOM) in Miami (Florida), where he stated that his country had undertaken the development of the largest icebreaker in the world.

    - Yes, all this bullshit ... - While the Americans are going to gather and turn ...; at this time, China will launch two or three such icebreakers ...
    - The Chinese already have experience in this matter; and here they will master even more all the skills and secrets of building powerful icebreakers; during that time ... when the Russian icebreaker Leader will be built literally from scratch at the Zvezda shipyard ... - This will be an excellent practice for the Chinese; Yes, and well-paid ... - That's it ...- the Chinese will no longer have any secrets in this matter ... - And the Americans themselves will start ordering icebreakers from China ... - Well, and even talk about Russia nothing ... - her "number sixteen" ... - Alas ...
    1. Dust Offline
      Dust (Sergei) 12 July 2020 17: 13
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      Not everything is as simple for the Chinese as you describe!) The construction of an icebreaker can be compared with the most difficult tasks facing humanity! The Americans generally have no groundwork in this direction. What Trump says is a bluff! And the Chinese will not advance beyond copying ....
      1. gorenina91 Offline
        gorenina91 (Irina) 12 July 2020 19: 39
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        Not everything is as simple for the Chinese as you describe!)

        - Yes, as simple as blotting out a minus to me ... - why is it difficult ???
  2. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 11 July 2020 17: 48
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    The main thing is not size, but the quality of ships and crews, and here the US icebreaker fleet has nothing to boast about. Not so long ago, they ditched two of their icebreakers, failing to complete the task, and sought help from the Russian Federation in order to break through to their Antarctic station.
  3. bobba94 Offline
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 11 July 2020 18: 36
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    Stunned ..... Trump’s announcement of an unfinished American icebreaker will cause the unfinished Russian icebreaker to lose the title of the largest icebreaker in the world. I used to perceive the expression "share the skin of an unkilled bear" somehow abstractly, but I read this article and ........
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    boriz (boriz) 11 July 2020 19: 04
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    Election populism.
    Ours design an icebreaker not to set records, but to perform certain tasks.
    The main task is to ensure the pilotage of ships throughout the winter.
    If they need an icebreaker the size of Manhattan - a flag in his hands and a drum around his neck. Then they will take excursions to it, as a memorial to human idiocy.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 11 July 2020 20: 22
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      Where will the caravans of ships be driven by US icebreakers, mainly along the North Sea Route, Antarctica and Canada, does not need a large amount of cargo ... But the NSR with ice conditions approaches the borders of the coastal zone of the Russian Federation ... Either for PR, or because of misunderstanding such manners D. Trump ...
  5. SASS Offline
    SASS (Sass) 11 July 2020 19: 59
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    Of course, someday there will be ... Another chicken in the nest and an egg in ...., and we are already building. Yes, and two in the trunk.))
  6. AICO Offline
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 11 July 2020 21: 03
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    Red blah, blah - however, as always, and our projected projections voiced, looking like in the mirror - bullshit !!!
  7. stef13ch Offline
    stef13ch (Yadykin) 12 July 2020 01: 08
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    Or maybe not lose ..!
  8. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 12 July 2020 12: 58
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    And will hypersonic rockets be 17 times faster than all existing ones on it? It's just that this is not the first promise, maybe it's time to issue them in a single collection? A thousand and one promises of Donald.
    1. Goras Offline
      Goras (Igor) 12 July 2020 17: 04
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      What’s the purpose of building icebreakers?
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 12 July 2020 18: 26
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        What’s the purpose of building icebreakers?

        It depends on whom to build. We need them so that they can transport goods along the Northern Sea Route, and they need them to transport goods along the Northern Sea Route.
  9. av58 Offline
    av58 (Andrei) 12 July 2020 22: 18
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    In theory, it’s possible. How to build icebreakers, the Americans will somehow figure it out. They have nuclear reactors for ships. There are docks for the construction of aircraft carriers. There will be a goal and money - they will cope. The only question is whether the US called BLM will have time for the collapse of the United States.
  10. Yuri Nemov Offline
    Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 13 July 2020 08: 33
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    There is no icebreaker yet, but he is already suffering losses. request
  11. Aleks Min Offline
    Aleks Min (Aleks Min) 24 July 2020 22: 43
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    What I "love" the Naglo-Saxons for is their turkey manners ... and designating myself as a stronghold of "democracy" .. humanism, and Trumpushka for his statements .. on Twitter ... like "super duper".