It occurred as the team was driving on the iced Yenisei river, as the nuclear-powered Taymyr sailed a few meters away from them.
Evgeny Shatalov, one of the drivers, said he managed to run close to the giant ship and touched it, posting his claim on Instagram. He also jokingly regretted that no one on the team touched the icebreaker with their tongue, as that would surely bring good luck to the whole endeavor. When the ship passed by, it was some -50 Celsius.
H/t reader eric:
“Thick ice Al.”
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