Location of Cape Zhelaniya
|Location||Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia|
|Offshore water bodies||Barents Sea / Kara Sea|
|Area||Russian Far North|
Cape Zhelaniya (Russian: Мыс Желания; Mys Zhelaniya; Желание being Russian for 'wish'). is a headland that lies at the northern end of Severny Island, in Novaya Zemlya, Russia. The whole area is a desolate place, exposed to bitter Arctic winters. This cape belongs administratively to the Arkhangelsk Oblast of the Russian Federation.
It became a secret experimental station during the Cold War while a multitude of nuclear tests, including 88 atmospheric ones, were conducted in Novaya Zemlya. It functioned as a weather station until 1994, and since 2005 there has been an automatic meteorological station located here.
- F. Romanenko, O. Shilovtseva, Russian-Soviet polar stations and their role in the Arctic Seas exploration.
- History of the Northern Sea Route
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