The Caspian: After you acquire the radiation map, go into the meeting room to your right when you exit the room. The note should be on the table.
January 12th, 2018
It's been five years since our last contact with the HQ. For five years we've been carrying out their last order - keep radio silence and await further instructions... The rations have been cut down to the barest minimum, yet we'll completely run out of food come summer. The people are at the verge of exhaustion. Increasing seismic activity has compromised the facility's structural integrity.
We are running out of time. Environment outside is deteriorating rapidly, satellite monitoring confirms that effective radioactive pollution levels are much higher than in any of the predicted scenarios. You can count the areas remaining relatively clean in the Northern hemisphere on the fingers. The one nearest to our location is more than two thousand kilometers away.
Considering the present situation, I can no longer bear the responsibility for the lives of the personnel.
My final orders are:
1. Disregard Directive 01, contact the Yamantau government survival facility and demand further instructions pertaining to the actual situation.
2. If such instructions are not received within three days - abandon the communications center and move out to the nearest clean zone.
I have no idea how would we cross more than two thousand kilometers in our present state. Still, getting there is the only way to ensure survival of the personnel.
Consider this my formal resignation letter.
Colonel M.S. Markov,
Ex-Commander of "Caspian-1" Satellite Communications Center