In October 1962 the Moscow region’s skies witnessed an absolutely unprecedented air combat.
An unbelievable number of jets were annihilated somewhere in the Golitsyno, Uspenskoe and Odintsovo triangle. B-36, B-47 and B-52 US Air Force Strategic Bomber Divisions, with nuclear bombs including the H-bomb load were trying to breach the Moscow air defenses from the South/South-West. The bombers were accompanied by F-105D Thunderchief fighter-bombers. As a result, dozens of US fighters and bombers were shot down because they were confronted by several regiments of S-25 surface-to-air guided missiles, and a full air defense division with SU-9 and Yak-25 aircrafts. Some damaged jets did not explode in the air, but force landed. The Soviet side suffered heavy losses as well.
The early 1970s witnessed a large-scale flooding, and the follow-up swamp formation in that area.
In 2013 the long-abandoned vast marshy region is called “Jet Cemetery.” There are only a very few weird people, who for some only-known-to-them reason still live there in the hull wreckages.