On the website of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation a virtual 3D tour of new military base in a remote area of the Arctic.
Such openness is unusual for military secrecy, Russia, however, in the photo there is no military equipment.
Officially, the base is called the “Administrative-residential complex “Arctic Shamrock” and it is located on the island of Alexandra Land, which is part of the archipelago of Franz Josef in the Arctic ocean. Last month came to open it, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The area is 14 thousand square meters, it is built on metal stilts so that the building could withstand severe frosts.
The base is designed for 150 people, which can continuously serve up to 18 months. The base consists of a main building in the shape of a trefoil with four blocks. Her closed transitions connected the three buildings of circular shape.
“Arctic Shamrock” is the second complex of the closed cycle, built for the Northern fleet of the Russian Federation in high-latitude regions of the Arctic. The first was built complex “North clover” on the island Kotelny of new Siberian Islands archipelago.
In addition, Russia is building an air defense base on the island Average included in the Sedov archipelago in the Northern part of the Earth.
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