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191, [3] pages. Text in English and Russian. Illustrated cover. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (most in color). Sections include: the Town not shown on the map, the Mining Chemistry plant, in the depths of Siberia Mines, The Space Research Enterprise of Applied Mechanics, Gelestial Mechanics [typo, should be Celestial], Industrial Construction Joint-Stock Company "Sibkhimstroy", and The People Built the Town. Vladimir Timofeyevich Medvedev (born 22 August 1937) is a retired Soviet KGB general and bodyguard who was responsible for personal security of Soviet leaders including Leonid Brezhnev and Mikhail Gorbachev. During the 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, Yuri Plekhanov personally discharged Medvedev from Gorbachev's security. Medvedev obeyed a direct order from his superior and left Gorbachev in Crimea, for which Gorbachev never forgave him. In March 1992 Medvedev retired from the KGB. Krasnoyarsk-26 was established in 1950 for the production of weapons-grade plutonium. The history of the town and the associated defense complex are intertwined. In 1959, the Government created the Eastern office of OKB-1 (later known as NPO PM) under the supervision of M.F. Reshetnev. Defense plants included nuclear facilities built within caverns excavated in the granite mountain on the northern edge of the city as well as space research enterprises. It was a secret town in the Soviet Union until President Boris Yeltsin decreed in 1992 that such places could use their historical names. Before then, the town had not appeared on any official maps. As is the tradition with Soviet towns containing secret facilities, "Krasnoyarsk-26" is actually a P.O. Box number and implies that the place is located some distance from the city of Krasnoyarsk. The town was also known as Soctown, Iron City, the Nine, and Atom Town. Bookseller Inventory # 75180

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Title: Atom Town; Krasnoyarsk - 2

Publisher: Bear Company, Zheleznogorsk [Krasnoyarsk]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Edition: Presumed First Edition, First printing.

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