The icebreaker “Angara” is one of the first icebreakers in the world and the most ancient of this kind of ship that still exists today.
The icebreaker was used on Lake Baikal for a long time. Before putting into operation of the Circum-Baikal Railway, the icebreakers “Angara” and “Baikal” served as ferries between the stations Baikal and Misovaya. The “Baikal” was the first Baikal icebreaker (constructed in 1899) and the “Angara” became the second one set afloat on July 25, 1900. The “Angara” was used on Lake Baikal until 1962.
On the 5th of November 1990 the restored icebreaker “Angara” became a museum and took a permanent place a near the pier at Solnechny micro-district.