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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


Malaya Sazanka
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The Malaya Sazanka national-level nuclear weapons storage facility is in the Far East, south of Svobodnyy. Corona Missions 1115-1 of 14 September 1971; Mission 1112-1, 20 November 1970, and Mission 1108-1, 6 December 1969 indicate it contained 5-7 storage bunkers. The fence line, housing and maintenance areas are visible as well as the associated helicopter landing pad. This may be one of the older national-level storage sites, as it was photographed in a U-2 mission in 1958.


Sources and Methods

  • Thomas Cochrane, William Arkin, Robert Norris and Jeffrey Sands, Soviet Nuclear Weapons Nuclear Weapons Databook Volume IV, Natural Resources Defense Council [New York, Harper & Row, 1989].
  • Thomas Cochrane, Robert Norris and Oleg Bukharin, Making the Bomb - From Stalin to Yeltsin [Boulder, Westview Press, 1995]



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