SNAFU : STAVROPOL KRAI : RUSSIA

SNAFU : STAVROPOL KRAI : RUSSIA

The unique SNAFU pattern is created by four dense rows of trees, which runs continuously through Stavropol Krai in the Northern Caucasus.

This region of fertile land lies between the Caspian Sea and Black Sea, and is bordered by Georgia to the South. Stavropol Krai has over 3300 km (2060 miles) of irrigation canals and is dominated by large scale agriculture. 

The Northern end of the corridor meets the Manych River and the Southern terminus is near the village of Pristan' running continuously for a distance of approximately 400 km.

This may have been created as a defensive line, with a central corridor and two outer zones, not knowing which side would need to be defended in the future. Possibly established after the Caucasian War (1817-1864) which resulted in Russia's annexation of the areas of the North Caucasus.


Source Image: Planet Labs Cubesat Cubesat Nadir Position: 45.35°N, 43.49°E (Russia) Image Geolocation: 45.35°N, 43.49°E (Russia)

Source Image: Planet Labs Cubesat
Cubesat Nadir Position: 45.35°N, 43.49°E (Russia)
Image Geolocation: 45.35°N, 43.49°E (Russia)

SOURCE DATa

  • Geo-Historical Text : Wikipedia
  • Calculations : WolframAlpha Pro
  • Satellite Imagery: ESRI ArcGIS
  • Overlay Source Image: Planet Labs