Academician Anatoly Oleksandrov is considered to be the father of Soviet nuclear fleet. He was a native of the town of Tarashcha, Ukraine. Under his leadership, ship power plants were created for the first Soviet nuclear submarines and for unique nuclear icebreakers, which had, and still have no equal, in the world, namely: Lenin (1959), Arctic (1975), Siberia (1977). Their use has enabled regular commercial navigation of the Arctic Ocean, most of which is covered by ice year‑round.

Heorhiy Matviychuk, Oleksandr Ivanishyn