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Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in Russia
Location of the airport in the Chukotka district
Markovo Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Марково) (IATA: KVM) is an airport located in Markovo, in the Chukotka autonomous district of Russia. Starting in the 1940s, Markovo was one of eight stops on the backbone Aeroflot passenger route from Moscow to Anadyr.
By 1951, US intelligence reported that an airfield for Tupolev Tu-4 bombers was being constructed at Markovo. However the Soviet Union chose instead to build several bomber staging bases along the northern coast, which could be better supplied by the Northern Sea Route. US intelligence continued to monitor Markovo as a possible Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire) staging base as late as 1980.