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Wrangel Island Soviet military presence pollution

Wrangel Island is Russian island located in Arctic Ocean between East-Siberian and Chukotskoye Seas (Chukotka autonomous okrug). The island is the part of Wrangel natural reserve and has the status of UNESCO World Heritage from 2004.

Unfortunately like a lot of other territories of Russian Arctic the region was used as Soviet military outpost and here is the result. The photos were captured by Gorshkov Sergey.

Wrangel Island, Russia pollution view 1

Wrangel Island, Russia map location

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5 comments

  • Austin Aubinoe · December 27, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Wow that is so cool. How long ago was it a military outpost?

  • Author comment by DeIntegro · December 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    The radar station was closed in 1992.

  • Dimitriy · December 31, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Awesome photos!!!

  • Lee · January 1, 2011 at 1:33 am

    That’s tragic that a world heritage site is left in such horrific conditions. Very dangerous for the fauna and flora. Yes, nice photos, but they should not have that in their environment.

  • Amobi Oko · March 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    what a sight to behold with it’s huge mountainous landscape.

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