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From a secret prison to a mysterious island – Google Maps locations Russia doesn’t want you to see

GOOGLE Maps is a great way to virtually see the world, but the tech giants sometimes have to stop you from seeing certain locations.

We’ve rounded up some of Russia’s ‘secret places’ that leave fans of Google Maps confused and in awe.

Mysterious island of Russia

A strange black streak appears on Russia's Jeanette Island on Google Maps

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A strange black streak appears on Russia’s Jeanette Island on Google MapsCredit: Google

A remote Russian island has sparked a mystery on Google Maps after users discovered it was censored.

Jeannette Island, in the East Siberian Sea, appears as a black mark on the search giant’s digital mapping tool.

The company has been tight-lipped about why it obscures the frozen land.

It’s not clear why the island is greyed out, although there are longstanding issues around whether the territory belongs to Russia or the US.

Some conspiracy theorists think the site is an ideal location for a secret Russian military base, given its relative proximity to the US and Canada.

Google often blocks military locations on its Maps tool, including an airbase in Germany, a missile silo in Russia, and a base in Afghanistan.

Secret prison

Google Maps users made'sad' discovery deep in Russia

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Google Maps users made ‘sad’ discovery deep in RussiaCredit: google

This odd spot on a Google map shows a former Gulag labor camp in Krasnoyarsk Krai.

Found at 69° 24’19° N 87° 38’57° E, the screenshot shows the hollow site where unbuilt buildings lie in gray rubble.

An eagle-eyed online detective connected after seeing a ghostly image on Reddit.

Surname Written: “It really is the Norillag labor camp.

“You can even see the mining facility connected to the camp further west. Good catch OP [original poster]! “

One person who recognized the history behind the horror website commented on this photo of a nearby street in the eastern Gulag.

“It’s one of the saddest places I’ve ever seen,” they wrote.

Strange ‘warehouse’ hexagon

Web researchers discovered a strange hexagonal compound on Google Maps

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Web researchers discovered a strange hexagonal compound on Google MapsCredit: Google Maps

What appears to be a secret Russian facility hidden deep in an unnamed forest has also been discovered on Google Maps.

Satellite images of the area show a hexagonal complex filled with what appear to be dozens of warehouses.

The eerie discovery in the dense woodland 100 miles southeast of Moscow appears to have been censored on Google Maps.

The exact purpose of the hexagon is still unknown.

The entire property appears to be surrounded by a high fence.

According to UrbexUnderground, the strange spot could be where the Russian military stores explosives or other dangerous weapons.

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Caroline Bleakley

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