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    Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom has proposed to the country's Defense Ministry to create an Arctic floating command headquarters based on an ice-breaker, Rosatomflot Deputy Director General Stanislav Golovinskiy said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Golovinskiy, the ice-breaker was decommissioned in 2006, however it will be able to operate for 20 more years after repairs.

    "We appealed to the defense minister. Both the [Rosatom's] director general [Sergey Kirienko] and the chairman of the Supervisory Board [Boris Gryzlov] offered to consider the possibility of creating a floating command post in the Arctic region based on the atomic ice-breaker, the Sovetskiy Soyuz," Golovinskiy said at the Russian Geographic Society headquarters.

    The Sovetskiy Soyuz (Soviet Union) ice-breaker's repairs are expected to be completed in 2016. 

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