For the clandestine satellite weapon control and tracking center, see Severnaya Satellite Control Center.

Severnaya Map (1)

Map of Eurasia, detailing the location of Severnaya in GoldenEye (1995), GoldenEye 007: Reloaded (2010) and the Severnaya Zemlya.

Severnaya (Russian: Се́верная') is a fictional geographical region in central Siberia, modeled on the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago, an island chain north of mainland Russia in the Russian high Arctic. The region features prominently in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, where the satellite control center for the titular superweapon is located. It subsequently appeared in GoldenEye's novelisation, 1997 video game, and 2010 video game re-imagining. As with other locations in the film GoldenEye, the region was filmed using scale miniatures constructed outdoors by Derek Meddings' model unit at Leavesden studios in England.[1] To achieve the appearance of snow, the entire set was covered in dendritic salt. However, unexpectedly, the night before shooting it snowed heavily, excessively covering the set and negatively affecting the model Eurocopter Tiger helicopter's airworthiness.[2]



  1. Multiple authors. (1996). James Bond 007: The Ultimate Dossier (CD-ROM). Eidos Interactive. ISBN 0-7928-3274-4.
  2. Nigel Blake. (2013). GOLDENEYE miniature effects (YouTube). PierceFilm.

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