Russian Nuclear Complex Map
This map contains the important locations of the offices, control centers, mines, mills, plants, laboratories, and test sites of the Russian nuclear complex. It was assembled by Dr. Frank Settle, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. This Russian nuclear map was inspired by the American version that Dr. Settle created based on The Traveler’s Guide to Nuclear Weapons, A Journey Through America’s Cold War Battlefields by James Maroncelli and Timothy Karpin, and “Wastelands, America’s Forgotten Nuclear Legacy” from the Wall Street Journal by Jeremy Singer-Vine, John R. Emshwiller, Neil Parmar, and Charity Scott.
Locations can be accessed by clicking on their map pins or can be selected from sections in the legend on the left side of the map. The sections are organized to follow the progression of nuclear materials from mining to weapons testing. A unique color code identifies the locations in each section.