The great northern coast of Russia is inside the Arctic Circle, and the shoreline is hundreds of miles from civilisation almost the whole way along. Lighthouses were required for the coast, because itâ€™s a handy passage but it spends a hundred days of the year in near-permanent night. The problems were that theyâ€™d be miles from anywhere, and couldnâ€™t realistically be supplied or crewed.
— Warren Ellis Â» Polar Nuclear Lighthouses
Holy crap is that some awesomeness or what? What else do you think the Russian were/are using nuclear power for?