Admiral Kuznyetsov

Admiral Kuznyetsov

I hope Jay still thinks this is as cool as I do. I spent last week on a tour of the Kola Peninsula, leading a group of international students. While we were in Murmansk we somehow managed to get access to the very-off-limits Atomflot base to take a tour of a nuclear icebreaker. As we arrived at the base, I suddenly saw the Admiral Kuznyetsov, Russia's only remaining aircraft carrier loom into view. I snapped a quick photo from the bus, but we were strictly forbidden from taking photos inside the base where we were barely 50 meters from the behemoth.

Nevertheless, I took a spyshot out the window of the window of the icebreaker towards the Lotta, a floating base for spent nuclear fuel from submarines and icebreakers, and the surrounding storage area. You can check out all the photos from the trip in PhotoSpace.

Posted on March 20, 2005 and filed under Academic, North, Travel.