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Abandoned island with military background

February 25, 2011 LifeStyle

Askold – a small island in the Sea of Japan, on the shores of which began and spread to all Primorye long war, dubbed “manzovaya. Gold mines that caused the war, did not cease their activities for years. Local cemetery, long since turned into an ordinary timber, keeps many secrets of the tragic history of the island.
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Askold – a small island in the Sea of Japan, on the shores of which began and spread to all Primorye long war, dubbed “manzovaya. Gold mines that caused the war, did not cease their activities for years. Local cemetery, long since turned into an ordinary timber, keeps many secrets of the tragic history of the island.

In 1892, the commanders decided to create a fortress of Vladivostok on the island a permanent observation post, linking it with the headquarters of the telegraph line. But the main tasks set by the headquarters of the fortress before askoldovtsami was monitoring the Japanese attempts to put before the Bosphorus Oriental minefields. At the same time for a very long period of Askold remained the world’s only breeding ground of sika deer, breeding of which was begun on the island in the late 19 th century.
Askold Island is visible from all sides. Reminiscent of the marine maps should be a horseshoe, with the sea, he is striking in its grandeur and mystery: the high, steep banks, ends abruptly in a sea cliff, a flock of birds. Weather also surprises with its unpredictability. Bright, sunny, nothing presages the sky may be replaced by rain, fog and strong wind …
Bred on the island of deer, they built a beautiful lighthouses, powerful artillery capacity to protect the Gulf of Peter the Great, placed the rocket. Then his left …
We were met by Askold his rotten pier, which we can say completely eaten up time.
Heaps of various metal trash literally pave the entire coast.
Some unseen force was trying to squeeze the last drop of fuel out of the barrel.
Weather on the island as a sudden diarrhea, then fog, then rain, then wind, then sun. And the change of weather conditions is very fast. That’s the fog begins to cover the picturesque landscapes of the island.
To protect the island from the landing was built seven bunkers. But it was considered unlikely, because all water space in front of him fired “Voroshilov battery. On the northern tip of the island (Cape speed) and southern (Cape Elagina) installed lighted navigational signs.
Still on the island is an artillery battery turret number 26, consisting of two units of MB-2-12. Start of construction of this battery – July 13, 1936, and shooting exercises were already in the year 1991. Construction of the Titanic, is striking. Alone Poterna deep bedding (depth of 40 meters and a length of about one kilometer) worth of …
180-mm turret number 26 on the battery on. Askold Shkotovo fortified area battery consisted of two concrete tower blocks, power stations, command posts, buildings and land defense barracks town. Each block is placed on a two-cannon artillery tower installation and MB-2-180. Vertical thickness of armor and cuirass was 203 mm, and the roof 152 mm
The distance between the tower blocks was 169 m. The command post and the power station were located in separate blocks. Rotating armor cutting stereoscopic rangefinder DM-6, housed in a separate block of reinforced concrete, connected to the command post closed-course message. All the main structures batteries were interconnected Poterna deep foundations, whose total length is about 1 km.
Rangefinder can say in good condition, even some optical elements in place.
Guns 26-th battery can shoot a projectile weighing 97 kg, at a distance of 37 km. The towers in different weather and time of day:

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