A giant nuclear explosion scale model has spotted during a recent Russian large-scale military exercise called Kavkaz-2020 (Caucasus 2020).
This exercise took place predominantly in Russia’s Southern Military District, a region that stretches from Russian-occupied Crimea in the west, to the Caspian Sea in the east, and the volatile North Caucasus in the middle.
The image circulated for days in various formats on social media, causing considerable debate within the open-source intelligence community about what exactly was spotted during exercises.
The social media posts also indicated that this scale model wad erected by Russian engineers for CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) troops training.
Military analyst Dmitry Stefanovich and Evgeniy Maksimov use OSINT found out that scale model located at Prudboy range in the Southern Military District.
“It was constructed not later than 2013, might be used for CBRN troops training,” tweeted Dmitry Stefanovich.
Photo of this art object is circulating over internet, with some people linking it w/#Kavkaz2020. Together with @PararamTadam we figured out its location at Prudboy range. It was constructed not later than 2013, might be used for CBRN troops training.
— Dmitry Stefanovich (@KomissarWhipla) September 27, 2020