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Experimentation and Maintenance

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These are notes kept by the scientists who held The Winter Soldier, in 1992, under Major-General Vasily Karpov and Doctor Denys Bohatenko

 

 

Entry 266:

Siberian HYDRA Base
Sakha Republic
Oymyakon

March 18, 1992

Vasily Karpov supervising
Denys Bohatenko assisting

Soldier removed from cryostasis

Soldier rehydrated through IV. Nutritional supplement administered through PICC line.

Tissue damage noted at clavicle, scapula, glenohumeral joint, and where the flesh of the shoulder meets the plating.

It is noted that the metal added to those bones has a negative effect combined with cryostasis.

Tissue damage noted at the insertion site of the PICC line.

Hypothesis is that the skin is reacting to being frozen to the foreign objects of the port and sutures.

Soldier given adequate clothing and assigned a room.

Tissue damage expected to be healed by tomorrow.

Entry 267:

Siberian HYDRA Base
Sakha Republic
Oymyakon

March 19, 1992

Vasily Karpov supervising
Denys Bohatenko assisting

The Winter Soldier has been brought from cryo for a second attempt at training. The other Soldiers were awakened 10 days ago and have been studying languages. Each of them has already mastered 10 languages. While their learning ability is without question, the last session of combat training did not go well. Therefore the focus will no longer be simply hand to hand combat. The new Soldiers seem to be resistant to their programming. Some experimentation will be done to compare Winter's success with their apparent failure. It may be as simple as a need to increase voltage or dosages. It may be as complex as the serum itself being faulty. If that is the case, there may be no solution to this problem.

The Winter Soldier was subjected to the machines and the drug cocktail for conditioning. The trigger words will not be used since the new Soldiers are not programmed with them. The Soldiers will also receive shock treatment and drug induction. Once conditioning is completed for everyone, programming will be done with Winter as the control group. We know what works for him. The test will be to find what works for the Soldiers.

The Winter Soldier's most recent schedule for conditioning is:

Electric shock therapy:
750V
shock held for 30 seconds
administered at 5 minute intervals
repeated 10 times

Specially tailored drug administration:
15 milligrams Scopolamine
1000 milligrams Sodium Pentathol
2 milligrams Temazepam
300 milligrams Phenobarbital
intravenously with saline
repeated after each shock session

After programming, The Winter Soldier was perfectly compliant. The Soldiers seemed to be as well. For several hours instructions were given and actions followed through. The Soldiers behaved and obeyed as well as Winter did. Everyone has been returned to their cells for the night. The same procedure will be followed tomorrow.


Entry 268:

Siberian HYDRA Base
Sakha Republic
Oymyakon

March 20, 1992

Vasily Karpov supervising
Denys Bohatenko assisting

All 6 of our subjects were again conditioned and programmed today. 

The schedule for conditioning is:

Electric shock therapy:
750V
shock held for 30 seconds
administered at 5 minute intervals
repeated 10 times

Specially tailored drug administration:
15 milligrams Scopolamine
1000 milligrams Sodium Pentathol
2 milligrams Temazepam
300 milligrams Phenobarbital
intravenously with saline
repeated after each shock session

The Winter Soldier immediately fell into compliance. The Soldiers were docile and obedient for about an hour. While Winter continued to do as instructed, the Soldiers began to add their own interpretations to their orders. This is unacceptable.

The Soldiers were returned to the lab to be reconditioned and reprogrammed. After a second session with the machines and Doctor Bohatenko, they were once again as we intended. The reasoning for the break in programming is not yet determined. Perhaps the serum we retrieved from Stark was not as perfected as we were led to believe. 

Tomorrow, after programming, the Soldiers and Winter will return to the gymnasium for hand to hand combat.


Entry 269:

Siberian HYDRA Base
Sakha Republic
Oymyakon

March 21, 1992

Vasily Karpov supervising
Denys Bohatenko assisting

The Winter Soldier and the new Soldiers were conditioned and programmed in the morning. They were then sent for combat training. As happened before, the Soldiers became much more aggressive than they needed to be for simple sparring. Winter was given a dose of dextroamphetamine for the second round of combat. Although this improves his own ability to withstand the more vigorous fighting, it is only a small measure of help. The Soldiers are still behaving improperly.

After spending the mid-day training, the Soldiers were deemed too out of control to continue. They were returned to the lab and reconditioned. During this second session, the voltage was increased.

The schedule used for their conditioning was:

Electric shock therapy:
1000V
shock held for 30 seconds
administered at 5 minute intervals
repeated 10 times

Specially tailored drug administration:
15 milligrams Scopolamine
1000 milligrams Sodium Pentathol
2 milligrams Temazepam
300 milligrams Phenobarbital
intravenously with saline
repeated after each shock session

More combat training happened in the evening. While things started out fine, the Soldiers again broke programming and fought as though they intended to kill rather than just defeat. They became so violent, the guards had to use the tranquilizer guns to subdue them.

It seems the Soldiers are each individually slightly weaker than The Winter Soldier. Whatever formula America's branch of HYDRA developed, it is still inferior to the one Doctor Zola used before he lost his research.

Further combat training will be done tomorrow.


Entry 270:

Siberian HYDRA Base
Sakha Republic
Oymyakon

March 22, 1992

Vasily Karpov supervising
Denys Bohatenko assisting

Winter and the Soldiers were conditioned and programmed this morning. Since the Soldiers continue to resist their programming and act of their own accord, the voltage has again been increased, as well as their drug cocktail The Winter Soldier is still treated with his standard measures.

The schedule used for the Soldiers' conditioning was:

Electric shock therapy:
1100V
shock held for 30 seconds
administered at 5 minute intervals
repeated 10 times

Specially tailored drug administration:
20 milligrams Scopolamine
1200 milligrams Sodium Pentathol
4 milligrams Temazepam
500 milligrams Phenobarbital
intravenously with saline
repeated after each shock session

Prior to beginning combat, The Winter Soldier was again given dextroamphetamine. However, it was still not enough. The Soldiers again broke their programming and attempted to kill not only The Winter Soldier but also Major-General Karpov. Again. Winter held them back enough for Karpov to get to safety. The guards tranquilized the Soldiers. Winter was injured.

Winter had a broken right arm, 3 broken ribs, a broken zygomatic bone, and a broken lower mandible. He was given heroin to control the pain and his bones were set. He was returned to his cell to sleep through healing. 

The Soldiers were left in their cells while the tranquilizers wore off. Their bedding and clothing were taken away as punishment.

 

Entry 271:

Siberian HYDRA Base
Sakha Republic
Oymyakon

March 23, 1992

Vasily Karpov supervising
Denys Bohatenko assisting

The new Soldiers voltage and drug dosages were increased again today. Their programming broke during combat training anyway. If they can not be controlled during a training session, then they will never be able to go into the field. The serum we took from America is obviously flawed. These Soldiers become violently out of control more and more with each fight. They are much more prone to violence than The Winter Soldier has ever been. While it is true, Winter has killed his handlers and guards in times of programming breaks, his violence always seems born of fear. The Soldiers are not afraid If anything, they are arrogant and overconfident. These traits must be removed from their personalities. Their personalities must, in fact, be removed. The sooner they can be programmed into machine-like compliance, the better things will be for HYDRA.

Further research must be done outside the lab to find a solution to this serum issue. The Winter Soldier and the others will be returned to cryo for a short time until some additional paths for solving this problem can be found.


Entry 272:

Siberian HYDRA Base
Sakha Republic
Oymyakon

March 24, 1992

Vasily Karpov supervising
Denys Bohatenko assisting

Cryostasis unit prepared

Soldier's preparation for stasis:
sedative administered

The Soldier is deemed undamaged by stasis procedure