Ostrov Bolshevik

Locationat Ostrov Bolshevik Island
Coordinates78° 34.9' N 100° 59.7' E (78.5817,100.9950)
Elevation294 m (965 ft)
Runway12/30 2500x50 m (8202x164 ft) 144-324°T (ABANDONED)

Comments and historyOstrov Bolshevik was probably constructed around 1960, and due to the runway dimensions is believed to be a planned interceptor airfield covering a remote part of the Soviet Arctic which was abandoned during construction or served limited use. It may have been abandoned during the mid-1960s as the US bomber threat was eclipsed by ICBMs.

Mapping linksGoogle Earth - http://maps.google.com/maps?&q=78.5817,100.9950&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=78.5817,100.9950&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=78.5817,100.9950
Google Maps (sat) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=78.5817,100.9950&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=78.5817,100.9950
Wikimapia - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=78.5817&lon=100.9950&z=14&l=1&m=b (Russian viewing recommended)
Geohack - http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=78.5817_N_100.9950_E_type:city

Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: Google Earth
Elevation data: Department of Defense / Tactical Pilotage Chart (TPC)
Runway data: Department of Defense / Tactical Pilotage Chart (TPC)
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