Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

Constructed atop a towering rock precipice in northern Russia and bordered on one side by a huge hydroelectric dam, this secret Soviet storage depot is infiltrated and targeted for destruction by 007 (Pierce Brosnan) and 006 (Sean Bean) during a flashback to the Cold War era in GoldenEye. It’s commanded by sinister General Ourumov (Gottfried John) who captures 006 and apparently executes him (we only find out later that it was all a setup for 006’s defection).

Bond engineers his escape by stealing a motorcycle and effecting an amazing rendezvous with a crashing private plane (reminiscent of stuntman Rick Sylvester‘s jump off Canada’s Asgard Peak in The Spy Who Loved Me). Meanwhile, the depot is obliterated by demolition charges set by Bond and 006.


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