Skrunda


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Skrunda

 

an urban-type settlement in Kuldīga Raion, Latvian SSR. Located on the Venta River, 155 km southwest of Riga. Railroad station on the Riga-Liepāja line. Population, 4,500 (1974). Skrunda has a fish-breeding sovkhoz; peat is cut nearby.

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Only one Russian military facility remained in Latvia - the radio locator station in Skrunda, which was vacated in 1998.
Most of the studied samples were collected with colleagues in the Skrunda, Riga and Gussev depositories between 1980 and 1986.
In 1991, after Soviet Union collapsed, two radar in Skrunda, Latvia -- a Dniestr-M and a Darial UM -- were operational only until 1993, and both were dismantled in 1998.
At the end of August, Latvia shut down the Skrunda radar, which had provided Russia with early warning of ballistic missile attacks.
The most extensive and well-controlled epidemiological studies on the biological effects of radio broadcasts have been underway since 1989 near a radar station in Skrunda, Latvia.
Though troops have withdrawn from Latvia, approximately 900 Russians with their families remain at the Skrunda radar station, which is leased to Russia until August 31, 1998, with an additional 18 months for dismantling.
In contrast, the Russian army left Skrunda on October 23, 1999.
Most of the studied samples have been collected together with colleagues in the Skrunda, Riga, and Gussev depositories between 1980 and 1986.
At the end of August, Russia lost another early warning asset when Latvia shut down the Skrunda radar, which provided Russia with early warning of ballistic missile attacks.