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    A mountainous region in the southern USSR secretly used for Cold War-era weapons development that serves as the primary setting for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

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    Tselinoyarsk (Russian: Целиноярск) is a region located in the southern portion of the former Soviet Union. Translated into English as the "Virgin Cliffs," its diverse topography includes forests, swamps, mountains, rivers and lakes, which together host a wide variety of flora and fauna. During the 1960s, Tselinoyarsk was the location of one of the Soviet Union's top-secret "OKB" experimental design bureaus: OKB-812, otherwise known as the "Granin Design Bureau" headed by Aleksandr Leonovitch Granin. A second bureau led by noted Soviet rocket scientist Nikolai Sokolov, OKB-754, was located about three miles east of Tselinoyarsk. Also hidden among the region's mountains was the fortress of Groznyj Grad, a virtually-impregnable military stronghold built by GRU's Colonel Volgin as part of his planned coup against the regime of then-Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

    A miniature nuclear shell fired at OKB-754 by Volgin during the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater resulted in both the facility's destruction as well as significant dispersion of nuclear fallout across nearby Tselinoyarsk, contaminating the area with radiation.


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