Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

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“Shamrock” is Russian newest and most Northern military base in the world. It has most permanent Northern building ever built. It can host over 150 people autonomously for over 18th month without resupply. It’s located on Frantz Joseph Land, it’s one of the most Northernmost parts of Russia – 192 small islands in a Northern Ocean, just 500 miles from the North Pole! Before we had some photos of the place, but now Russian ministry of defense declassified more photos and also for the first time ever showed interiors of the base so lets see them fresh and hot!

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Before only polar bears lived here, and now humans do.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

All vehicles used here are specially designed for Far Northern use.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Place has its own power plant which also is a central heating.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

All buildings are painted in Russian flag color.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Normal windows and also round windows.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

General view of the military base “Shamrock”.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

The base even got its own wooden church.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

From this illustration it’s clear why its called a “Shamrock”.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

And now some interiors. Here is the soldier’s cafeteria.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

And this is a cafe for officers.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Studying classes.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Entertainment.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Those are must have when you spent one and a half a year on an isolated island 500 miles away from a North Pole.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

They even got a cinema.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

And of course a gym.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

The top floor.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

And a winter garden.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Patriotic lobby and hallway.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Another hallway.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

This is a living space for two people, with a round window which looks awesome here.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Pretty simple but got a big flat panel TV.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Place even got it’s hospital room, but just one.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Also a dentist room.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

And some other medical equipment.

Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos

Because you can’t evacuate someone fast from here, because of weather and very far from the continent so soldiers have to get their treatment right in place.

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9 thoughts on “Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos”

  1. I wonder if there is a plan to clean up the junk left in the arctic by soviet civilian and military activity? Creating more junk is easy, as we can see above, but nobody is talking of cleaning old junk, and there is plenty!

  2. This is located on Island Alexandra Land in Franz Josef Archipelago. I wonder how they keep 100+ people busy there? At least their accommodations appear to be clean and new. The round windows are rather novel. Seems like they told the soldiers to scram before these photos were taken,

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