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Russia floats out military ice-breaker from St Petersburg, TASS reports

Russia has floated out the first supply ice-breaker of its class for the domestic Navy in decades, agency TASS reports.

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Russia floats out military ice-breaker from St Petersburg, TASS reports

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Russia has floated out the first supply ice-breaker of its class for the domestic Navy in decades, agency TASS reports.

Named the Ilya Muromets, the diesel-electric lead vessel was put to sea in the north-western city of St Petersburg.

It is expected to be transferred to the Russian Navy in 2017.