Dmitry Medvedevthe: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti
Dmitry Medvedev just before his resignation from the post of Prime Minister of Russia on Wednesday, 15 January, signed a decree about allocation from the budget of 127 billion rubles for the construction of the atomic icebreaker “Leader”. A decree defining these costs, published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
The order instructed to perform the factory “Star”. The ship, which will become the world’s most powerful icebreaker, must pass in 2027. It will provide year-round navigation along the Northern sea route.
With the help of a new icebreaker, including year-round is to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects on the Yamal and the Gydan Peninsula. Also as arguments in support of its construction called the opportunity to increase transit traffic on the prospective route.
Medvedev announced the withdrawal of the government resigned shortly after the message to the Federal Assembly President Vladimir Putin. TO replace the head of state has chosen the head of Federal tax service (FNS) Michael mishustina. Before the formation of the new Cabinet members who resigned will continue to perform their duties.
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