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Tiksi Air Base is the country's northernmost long-range airfield. The major Arctic Control Group forward staging bases were at Anadyr (Far East), Mys-Schmidta (Far East), Olenegorsk (Barents Sea), Tiksi (Transbaikal), and Vorkuta (Urals). The use of strategic bomber forward staging bases was dictated by geography and weather. The northern parts of the Soviet Union closest to the United States are in the arctic, with hostile weather conditions. Consquently Soviet strategic bombers were normally stationed at bases in more temperate parts of the Soviet Union, flying training missions from these forward staging bases.

Now Tiksi-3 looks different. Long-range aviation left here in 2012, and other military units were disbanded or reduced earlier, most families and specialists left. There are fewer Soviet propaganda shields on the streets than in Tiksi-1, where for the most part civilians lived. A new modular-type military camp in a village in Tiksi (Yakutia), which will house military personnel of the air defense forces of the Northern Fleet, is ready to move in. This was stated on Wednesday by the Commander of the Federation Council, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, to journalists 13 March 2019. "The new block-modular military camp in Tiksi, a Yakut village, is almost completed and ready to move in, where the units of the air defense of the Northern Fleet will be deployed soon," said Evmenov. According to him, the new connection is designed to ensure the safety of airspace over the Northern Sea Route.

A modern block-modular town will consist of 11 objects, including a dormitory, an administrative building, a diesel power station, water and fuel storages, a dining room, a garage and another. All objects are interconnected by covered passages, which is especially important in the regions of the Far North and the Arctic.

This will be another unique military facility in the Arctic. Earlier, military bases were established in a number of archipelagoes. "In the interests of ensuring the security of Russia in the Arctic, the state has built unique objects on the Arctic archipelago. Administrative residential complexes such as the Arctic Trefoil on the Franz Josef Land and the Northern Clover on the Novosibirsk Islands are no longer available to anyone in the world "- said the commander.

According to Evmenov, unique military camps have also been created on the islands of Alexandra Land, Sredny and Kotelny, where Arctic units already operate. "There has never been such a large-scale presence of the Northern Fleet forces in the Arctic," the commander said.

The Northern Fleet has commissioned a block-modular dormitory and a canteen for members of the anti-aircraft missile regiment of the new air defense unit in the military garrison in Tiksi (Yakutia). This is stated in a press release from the fleetís press service distributed on 02 April 2020.

"In the military garrison of Tiksi, located on the coast of the bay of the Laptev Sea of ??the same name in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the ceremonial opening of the block-modular dormitory and canteen for soldiers of the anti-aircraft missile regiment of the new air defense forces of the Air Force and the Northern Fleet," the report said.

According to the fleet, the commissioned facilities are completely ready for occupation by personnel and functioning as intended. Last year, the objects of the first stage of construction were commissioned, which for several months have successfully provided vital functions for the servicemen of the command and units of the new Northern Fleet air defense force, serving in the Arctic.

The construction of the town in Tiksi was carried out in a short time, it consists of 11 objects: a dormitory, an administrative building, a diesel power station, water and fuel storage facilities, a dining room, a garage and others. They are all interconnected by covered walkways, which is especially true in the Far North and the Arctic.

On the islands of the Arctic Ocean and the mainland coast in the area of ??responsibility of the Northern Fleet, a modern military infrastructure has been formed and continues to improve. Unique closed-circuit administrative and housing complexes were built on the islands of Kotelny and Alexandra Land, they are able to ensure the autonomous existence of the garrison for a year and a half, without having a negative impact on local ecology.

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