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This article is about the island. For the album by folk metal band Arkona, see Vozrozhdeniye. Folk metal is a diverse collection of music, encompassing a wide variety of different styles and approaches. ... Arkona (Russian: ) is a Russian folk/pagan metal band. ... Vozrozhdeniye (Возрождение) 2005 re-release cover Vozrozhdeniye (Возрождение) is the first full-length album by the Russian folk metal band Arkona. ...

Vozrozhdeniya Island from space, November 1994
Vozrozhdeniya Island from space, November 1994
Vozrozhdeniya Island topographic map, 1984
Vozrozhdeniya Island topographic map, 1984

Vozrozhdeniya Island, also known as Renaissance Island (Uzbek Tiklanish orollari; Russian Остров Возрождения), is a former island, now a peninsula, in the Aral Sea. It became a peninsula in 2002, due to ongoing shrinkage of the Aral Sea. [1] It is now shared by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (499x639, 132 KB)Renaissance Island (Vozrozhdeniya Island), Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan - November 1994 image description here File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (499x639, 132 KB)Renaissance Island (Vozrozhdeniya Island), Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan - November 1994 image description here File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2095x2850, 970 KB)Vozrozhdeniya Island, 1984, via Топографические карты и описания (topmap. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2095x2850, 970 KB)Vozrozhdeniya Island, 1984, via Топографические карты и описания (topmap. ... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three or more sides by water. ... The Aral Sea (Kazakh: Арал Теңізі, Aral Tengizi, Uzbek: , Russian: Аральскοе мοре) is a landlocked endorheic sea in Central Asia; it lies between Kazakhstan in the north and Karakalpakstan, an autonomous region of Uzbekistan, in the south. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Located in the central Aral Sea, Vozrozhdeniya Island was one of the main laboratories and testing sites for the Soviet Union government’s Microbiological Warfare Group. In 1948, a top-secret Soviet bioweapons laboratory was established here. Word of the island's danger was further spread by Soviet defectors, including Ken Alibek, the former head of the Soviet Union's bioweapons program. It was here, according to just released documents, that anthrax spores and bubonic plague bacilli were weaponized and stored. The main town on the island was Kantubek, which lies in ruins today, but once had approximately 1,500 inhabitants. Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Biological warfare, also known as germ warfare, is the use of any organism (bacteria, virus or other disease_causing organism) or toxin found in nature, as a weapon of war. ... Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov (or Americanized Ken Alibek) was born in Kazakhstan. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The bubonic plague or bubonic fever is the best-known variant of the deadly infectious disease caused by the enterobacteria Yersinia pestis (Pasteurella pestis). ... Species Bacillus anthracis Bacillus cereus Bacillus coagulans Bacillus globigii Bacillus licheniformis Bacillus natto Bacillus subtilis Bacillus sphaericus Bacillus thuringiensis etc. ... Kantubek was a town on Vozrozhdeniya Island (Uzbekistan) in the Aral Sea. ...


The laboratory staff members abandoned the island in late 1991. Many of the containers holding the spores were not properly stored or destroyed, and over the last decade many of the containers have developed leaks. As the Aral Sea continues to recede, the area will eventually connect further with the surrounding land. Many scientists fear that animals will move to the surrounding land and eventually carry these deadly biological agents out. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Brian Hayes, a biochemical engineer with the Pentagon's Defense Threat Reduction Agency, led an expedition in the spring and summer of 2002 to neutralize what was likely the world's largest anthrax dumping grounds. His team of 113 people neutralized between 100 and 200 tons of anthrax over a three-month period. The cost of the cleanup operation was approximately $5 million. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


See also

Kantubek was a town on Vozrozhdeniya Island (Uzbekistan) in the Aral Sea. ...

References

Coordinates: 45°09′N, 59°19′E The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Vozrozhdeniya Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (271 words)
It became a peninsula in 2002, due to ongoing shrinkage of the Aral Sea.
Located in the central Aral Sea (45°0′N 59°10′E), Vozrozhdeniya Island was one of the main laboratories and testing sites for the Soviet Union government’s Microbiological Warfare Group.
The main town on the island was Kantubek, which lies in ruins today, but once had approximately 1,500 inhabitants.
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