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Icebreakers of FSUE “Rosmorport” were visited by more than 10 thousand residents and guests of St. Petersburg during the Icebreaker Festival

From April 29 to May 1, as part of the celebration of the opening of the tourist season, the Icebreaker Festival was held in St. Petersburg for the tenth time - a great event that has no analogues in the world and annually attracts thousands of visitors.

Icebreakers Kapitan Sorokin, Kapitan Zarubin and Vladivostok of FSUE "Rosmorport" North-Western Basin Branch moored on Lieutenant Schmidt embankment in St. Petersburg on April 28 and met the first visitors on the morning of April 29.

More than 3.5 thousand residents and guests of the city were welcomed daily on board the icebreakers by crew members, as well as cadets of the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University. Visitors were able to go onto the decks of icebreakers and get acquainted with the unique engineering structures of vessels of this type and the way of life on board.

The festival culminated with the traditional waltz of tugboats. A few tugs circled synchronously to the tunes of the famous waltzes, diverging and then coming together again, releasing powerful water fountains.

The festival with the participation of the FSUE “Rosmorport” icebreakers has been held since 2014 and is popular not only among St. Petersburg residents. Visitors comes from other cities of the country to see the ice workers of the seas.

The main goal of the event is to show the status of Russia as a great maritime power, and St. Petersburg as its maritime capital, and also to promote the development of domestic tourism and the popularization of cultural family holidays.