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Visit to the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site » Snezhinsk guardhouse

Snezhinsk guardhouse

North of the high-security “Baikal” complex, currently home to spent LMFBR fuel and some small nuclear reactors, is a support village that may have once been called “Snezhinsk” (“town of snow”, certainly appropriate to this climate). Here is its abandoned guardhouse on the road. The lettering reads “Checkpoint GAI Snezhinsk.” Wikimapia has a reference to this place as “Platform No. 10”.


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