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Aleysk
5230'N 8245'E

In the mid-1990s the potential impact from a fissured society and a disgruntled military raised concerns that the Russian government, weakened as it was, no longer effectively controled its territory and its people. In one incident, an enlisted man at this ICBM base in the Altai region went berserk in March 1994, killing two soldiers and seriously wounding another two. The local Strategic Rocket Forces commander initially tried to cover up the incident, but it leaked to the regional and then the national press.

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