Russian researchers have discovered a secret military base belonging to the Nazis in the Arctic Circle. The site is now in ruins and is on the isolated island of Alexandra Land, which is now part of Russia.
The military site, called "Schatzgraber or treasure hunter", is mysterious in nature and was constructed a year after Hitler's forces invaded Russia in 1942. The military base was built under the direct orders of Hitler, PTI reported.
The site had a functioning tactical weather station, the reports from here greatly helped Nazi to plan the movement of its troops, ships and submarines.
scientists at this site managed to stay only for two years; they died due to poisoning after they were forced to eat raw polar bear meat that was infected with roundworms.
"Before it was only known from written sources, but now we also have real proof," said Evgeny Ermolov, a senior researcher at the Russian Arctic National Park.
The researchers have found 500 historical relics near the site, which included documents, bullets, scraps of tents and personal items like shoes. Many of the items were dated and marked with Swastika, an emblem of the Nazi party.
The items were still in good condition, thanks to the cold weather.
Here is a video from Ruptly showcasing several relics and the location of the Nazi military base: