Putin appreciated the ice fleet of Russia
Russian leader Vladimir Putin praised the Russian ice fleet at the flag-raising ceremony on the new icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin.
“It is well known that we have a unique ice fleet, we hold leading positions in the development and study of the Arctic territories,” Putin said.
He noted that this "championship must be constantly confirmed, every day."
“To build up our positions, to strengthen and update the fleet, to introduce new advanced technologies for the construction of icebreakers and other ice-class ships,” the president added.
Earlier, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Eastern Development, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Energy to present initiatives on tax incentives for geological exploration in the Arctic.