“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!
Before only polar bears lived here, and now humans do.
All vehicles used here are specially designed for Far Northern use.
Place has its own power plant which also is a central heating.
All buildings are painted in Russian flag color.
Normal windows and also round windows.
General view of the military base “Shamrock”.
The base even got its own wooden church.
From this illustration it’s clear why its called a “Shamrock”.
And now some interiors. Here is the soldier’s cafeteria.
And this is a cafe for officers.
Those are must have when you spent one and a half a year on an isolated island 500 miles away from a North Pole.
They even got a cinema.
And of course a gym.
The top floor.
And a winter garden.
Patriotic lobby and hallway.
This is a living space for two people, with a round window which looks awesome here.
Pretty simple but got a big flat panel TV.
Place even got it’s hospital room, but just one.
Also a dentist room.
And some other medical equipment.
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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