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RAKETA 2614 YAMAL

A Raketa watch to commemorate the icebreaker Jamal (Ямал). The ship is one of the youngest nuclear icebreakers of the Arktika class. It is named after the Siberian peninsula Jamal, meaning "end of the earth". The ship was launched in Oktober 1992 so this watch is one of the very view post Soviet watches in my collection.
Like many other Russian icebreakers, the Yamal is now chartered out on other operations, particularly for tourists to earn much need foreign currency. The original purpose of being used to keep navigational routes open during the winter, is now less important.