Alternate namesVozrozhdeniya (US)
Location305 km N Nukus
Coordinates45° 9.5' N 59° 17.8' E (45.1583,59.2967)
Elevation76 m (249 ft)
Runway2850x80 m (9350x262 ft) 005-185°T (CONC)
Military unitsMilitary

Comments and historyThis Aral Sea island was a biowarfare laboratory starting in 1948-49. The runway was expanded in 1980. The facility was closed in 1991 and is now abandoned. Russian documents indicate that plague and anthrax was developed here. The island is rapidly growing due to diminishing lake levels.

Mapping linksGoogle Earth -,59.2967&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) -,59.2967&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=45.1583,59.2967
Google Maps (sat) -,59.2967&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=45.1583,59.2967
Wikimapia - (Russian viewing recommended)
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Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: Google Earth
Elevation data:
Runway data: Google Earth
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