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A Russian expedition carrying a Sochi 2014 Olympic torch has set off for the North Pole. The Olympic torch was delivered Tuesday to Russia’s NS 50 Let Pobedy (50 Years of Victory) vessel, the largest nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world, in a ceremony in Russia’s Arctic port city of Murmansk. The icebreaker is set to cover a distance of over 5,000 km (over 3,100 miles) during an estimated period of 15 days and then the Olympic torch will be used to light a bowl at the northernmost point on Earth.

A Russian expedition carrying a Sochi 2014 Olympic torch has set off for the North Pole. The Olympic torch was delivered Tuesday to Russia’s NS 50 Let Pobedy (50 Years of Victory) vessel, the largest nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world, in a ceremony in Russia’s Arctic port city of Murmansk. The icebreaker is set to cover a distance of over 5,000 km (over 3,100 miles) during an estimated period of 15 days and then the Olympic torch will be used to light a bowl at the northernmost point on Earth.

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torch relay, icebreaker, Sochi Olympics
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