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Helvetic
25th March 2010, 20:18
Yamantau

Some say that these underground base is a carbon copy of one on the USA (1)
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/bbalfour/CheyenneMountainBlastDoorSM.jpg


This is the blast door at Cheyenne Mountain, but we can assume it's similar to the construction at Yamantau Mountain in the southern Urals in Russia.

some info of Yamantau in Russia (2)
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9886/baseur1.jpg


Starting in the Brezhnev period, Russia has been pursuing construction of a massive underground facility at Yamantau Mountain and the city of Mezhgorye (formerly the settlements of Beloretsk-15 and Beloretsk-16). The complex, reportedly being built by tens of thousands of workers, is said to cover an area of up to 400 square miles, the size of the Washington area inside the Beltway.

The exact location of this large facility is uncertain, and given its reported size it may span as much as an entire degree of latitude and longitude. It is apparently located near the the Zlatoust-36/Yuryuzan nuclear weapons production plant and the Yuryuzan national-level nuclear weapons storage facility. The Yaman-Tau Gory [mountains] range is centered at 5225'N 5645'E, while the peak of Yamantau Gora [mountain] is at 5415'19"N 5806'11"E. The town of Beloretsk is located at 5358'N 5824'E, though NIMA does not include a listing for Mezhgorye. This facility may be synonymous with "Alkino-2" since the town of Al'kino is nearby at 5505'N 5804'E.

On April 16, 1996, the New York Times reported on a mysterious military base being constructed in Russia: "In a secret project reminiscent of the chilliest days of the Cold War, Russia is building a mammoth underground military complex in the Ural Mountains, Western officials and Russian witnesses say. Hidden inside Yamantau mountain in the Beloretsk area of the southern Urals, the project involved the creation of a huge complex, served by a railroad, a highway, and thousands of workers."

The New York Times quoted Russian officials describing the underground compound variously as a mining site, a repository for Russian treasures, a food storage area, and a bunker for Russia's leaders in case of nuclear war. "The (Russian) Defense Ministry declined to say whether Parliament has been informed about the details of the project, like its purpose and cost, saying only that it receives necessary military information," according to the New York Times.

Satellite photographs of Yamantau Mountain show continued digging at the "deep undergound complex" and new construction at each of the site's above-ground support areas. Judging from satellite photos and other intelligence, US officials are fairly confident that the Russians are building an underground command bunker and communications installation. But "... the Russians are not very interested in having us go in there," a senior American official said in Washington. "It is being built on a huge scale and involves a major investment of resources. The investments are being made at a time when the Russians are complaining they do not have the resources to do things pertaining to arms control."

Aviation Week and Space Technology reported that "The huge underground complex being built there has been the object of U.S. interest since 1992. 'We don't know exactly what it is,' says Ashton Carter, the Pentagon's international security mogul. The facility is not operational, and the Russians have offered 'nonspecific reassurances' that it poses no threat to the U.S." Russia's 1997 federal budget lists the project as a closed territory containing installations of the Ministry of Defense.

Leonid Akimovich Tsirkunov, commandant of Beloretsk-15 and Beloretsk-16, stated in 1991 and 1992 that the purpose of the construction there was to build a mining and ore-processing complex, but later claimed that it was an underground warehouse for food and clothing. And then Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Rocket Forces General Igor Sergeyev denied that the facility was associated with nuclear forces. M.Z. Shakiorov, a former communist official in the region, alleged in 1992 that the Yamantau Mountain facility was to become a shelter for the Russian national leadership in case of nuclear war. Sources of the Segodnya newspaper in 1996 claimed that the Yamantau Mountain project was associated with the so-called `Dead Hand' nuclear retaliatory command and control system for strategic missiles.

(1)
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/bbalfour/yamantau.html

(2)
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/russia/yamantau.htm

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Helvetic

TelosianEmbrace
20th September 2011, 11:08
This seems to be the only mention of Yamantau in all of PA! So I thought I'd bring it up again. Yamantau is a seriously huge underground base in Russia, covering some 400 square miles and able to withstand a 'half dozen direct nuclear hits, one after the other, in a direct hole' (Former Rep. Roscoe Bartlett).
The former head of STRATCOM, General Eugene Habinger, had this to say. "A very large complex- we estimate it has millions of square feet available for underground facilities. We don't have a clue as to what they're doing there."
www.viewzone2.com/yamantaux.htm
Food for thought, eh?