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Get a glimpse of the Russian Arctic 'clover-looking' military base02:03

Get a glimpse of the Russian Arctic 'clover-looking' military base

Russian Federation, Yakutia
April 4, 2019 at 22:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drone footage released on Thursday reveals the first images of the Russian military camp 'Northern Clover,' located above the Arctic circle in Yakutia.

The camp, based in Kotenly Island, which is part of the New Siberian Islands archipelago, is around 500 km (310 miles) away from the continent. From above, the complex of buildings gives the impression of a clover painted with the colours of the Russian flag.

The construction kicked off in 2014 in an area where the Soviet Union camp used to be located. The base welcomed Russian soldiers in 2015, now it can house around 250 people.

Their main goal is to keep the Northern Sea Route safe.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the military personnel has enough food and fuel to live at the ‘Northern Clover’ for a year.

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Drone footage released on Thursday reveals the first images of the Russian military camp 'Northern Clover,' located above the Arctic circle in Yakutia.

The camp, based in Kotenly Island, which is part of the New Siberian Islands archipelago, is around 500 km (310 miles) away from the continent. From above, the complex of buildings gives the impression of a clover painted with the colours of the Russian flag.

The construction kicked off in 2014 in an area where the Soviet Union camp used to be located. The base welcomed Russian soldiers in 2015, now it can house around 250 people.

Their main goal is to keep the Northern Sea Route safe.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the military personnel has enough food and fuel to live at the ‘Northern Clover’ for a year.

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