Arctic Shamrock

PHOTO by Russian Defence Ministry

A virtual 3D-tour of the Northern Fleet military base “Arctic Shamrock” was launched on the Russian Defence Ministry’s official website. The base that had been built for servicemen on the Alexandra island of Franz Josef Land archipelago is revealed to the public for the very first time.

“Arctic Shamrock” is the only object of capital construction in the world, which was erected at the 80th degree of the northern latitude. The base in the form of a three-beam star consists of numerous special purpose structures, such as an autonomous power unit, control posts, garages and warehouses. The building is completely autonomous and provides comfortable accommodation for up to 150 servicemen for a duration of 18 months. The total area of the complex is 14,000 square metres.