Rise of the Tomb Raider - Soviet Installation Documents

Updated: 4/24/16()

This guide, along with the annotated level maps linked below, should help find any documents you missed. If you are playing this level for the first time, you may want to follow the main walkthrough instead.

Weapons, Equipment, and Outfits are covered elsewhere. Other collectibles are detailed on separate pages:

Relics · Murals · Coin Caches · Survival Caches · Strongboxes · Archivist Maps · Explorer Satchels · Codices · Crypt Treasures · Challenges · Missions

DOCUMENT 1

The first document is in the Astronomer's Crypt just below the Installation Vista Base Camp. Fast travel there, slide down the zip line, and look for the crypt entrance on the right side of the path leading down toward the train yard. The document is in the cave with all the icicles. See the walkthrough and level map for details. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 2

This document is sitting on a tree stump next to a dead body along the path leading down from the Installation Vista Base Camp to the train yard. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

DOCUMENT 3

There's a large building with a statue of Lenin in front of it about halfway between the Installation Vista Base Camp and the train yard. This document is inside that building on the upper level. See the walkthrough and level map for details. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 4

This one is in the room where you found the REVOLVER. To get back there after completing the level, fast travel to the Train Yard Base Camp. Climb through the opening in the southeast wall, enter the building where you fought the soldiers, and then scramble through the raised opening on the far left. The document is in the next room to the right. See the walkthrough and level map for details. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

DOCUMENT 5

This document is inside the cabin right next to the Logging Camp Base Camp. You shouldn't have any trouble finding it but check the walkthrough and map for details. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 6

This document is in the next wooden shack just up the hill from the Logging Camp Base Camp. Again, refer to the walkthrough and level map if you need more info. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

DOCUMENT 7

This can be found in the Ancient Cistern Challenge Tomb. It's in a raised alcove on the northwest wall of the large room with the codex. If you have already explored the tomb, you can fast travel back to the Cistern Cavern Base Camp. This area will be flooded, but you can still reach the alcove, as shown here. See the walkthrough and map for details. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 8

This document is in the Ancient Cistern Challenge Tomb, in a raised alcove in the smaller room southwest of the main area. If you've already raided the tomb, this area will be flooded. Fast travel to the Cistern Cavern Base Camp and swim into to the side room. The alcove with the document will be just above water level. See the walkthrough and map for details. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

DOCUMENT 9

This document is behind the Supply Shack near the Communications Tower Base Camp. Enter the shack and exit through the back door, near where the conspiracy theorist is standing. You'll see his voice recorder sitting out in the open on a crate. Check the walkthrough and map if necessary. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 10

This document is in the cell block where Lara is held captive at the start of the Gulag section. To return for it after completing this area, fast travel to the Gulag Base Camp. Then follow the instructions in the walkthrough for revisiting the JAIL CELLS. This room is just beyond the stairwell as you enter the building in the eastern corner of the prison yard. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

DOCUMENT 11

This document is in the basement of the building with the JAIL CELLS. Follow the instructions in the walkthrough for getting back to this area from the Gulag Base Camp. This screenshot is from the initial playthrough. When you revist, the slide projector that was here is gone, but Ana's cigarette is still smoldering in the ashtray. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 12

This document is inside the Trinity command center in the Gulag. To obtain it later in the game, fast travel to the Gulag Base Camp. Then follow the instructions in the walkthrough for revisiting the PRISON YARD. Go around to the back or left side of the command center to get in. The document is sitting on the table next to the button that opens the gate. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

DOCUMENT 13

This document is in the building on the east side of the Gulag. To get back there after completing this area, fast travel to the Gulag Base Camp. Go up the hill to the south, wade through the water-filled trench, and climb the ladder into the room above. Then follow the path through the shacks to the room with the pool and electrical socket. Wade through the pool and enter the room on the left to find the document. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 14

This document is in the shack above the flooded tunnel that connects the shacks and the Gulag Base Camp. If you're revisiting this area, fast travel to that camp, head up the hill to the south, make a U-turn to the left, wade through the tunnel, and climb the ladder. The document will then be on your right. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

DOCUMENT 15

This document is in the northwestern part of the Gulag in the building just before the train tracks. To return later, fast travel to the Gulag Base Camp. Then follow the instructions in the walkthrough for revisiting the TRAIN TRACKS. Before you reach the tracks, you'll cross a stream near an abandoned trackhoe. Enter the next building. Then turn around to face the doorway and you'll spot the document sitting on a table. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 16

This document in the tunnel leading to the Forge's Crypt. The tunnel entrance is north of the Logging Camp Base Camp on the other side of a broken wooden bridge. You can also reach it by climbing down the cliff from the Hidden Refuge Base Camp. See the map and walkthrough for details. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

DOCUMENT 17

This document is found in the Voice of God Challenge Tomb. It is just inside the tomb entrance in the dark room on the left, along with the Archivist Map for this area. If you missed it the first time, fast travel to the Frozen Gorge Base Camp and then retrace the original route to the tomb. See the walkthrough and map if necessary. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 18

This document also in the Voice of God Challenge Tomb, in the side room with the winch. If you missed it the first time, fast travel to the Frozen Gorge Base Camp and then retrace the original route to the tomb. See the walkthrough and map. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

DOCUMENT 19

This document is inside the shack in the southern corner of the Copper Mill area. If you go through the gate southeast of the Copper Mill Yard Base Camp, this shack is just beyond the abandoned truck. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 20

The next document is inside one of the Copper Mill buildings. As you climb up from the Copper Mill Yard Base Camp, it's in the room just before the ladder leading up to the area where you first learn to make molotov cocktails. Check the walkthrough for details. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

DOCUMENT 21

The next 2 documents are in the Red Mine Challenge Tomb. If you have not completed the tomb yet, follow the walkthrough. If you missed this one the first time, fast travel to the Excavation Shaft Base Camp. Head up the slope and follow the tunnel to the east. The document is sitting on a desk at the top of the wooden steps. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 22

This second document in the Red Mine Challenge Tomb is in the area with the mine carts and the codex. If you missed it, fast travel to the Excavation Shaft Base Camp, jump across the pit to the northwest, go up the stairs, and continue straight ahead into the room with the document. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

DOCUMENT 23

This document is in the open area on the outside of the building in the northeast corner of the Copper Mill, where you fought a group of Trinity soldiers. Jump across the gap in the floor, scramble up to the next level, and you'll find the document on the right. Follow the walkthrough if you get disoriented. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 24

The next document is a little farther up the east side of the Copper Mill from the previous one. Scramble up a few ledges then climb one of those yellow ladders, and you'll find the document at the top. Again, check the map and walkthrough if necessary. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

DOCUMENT 25

You will not be able to get this document until you discover the Copper Mill Bridge Base Camp, about two-thirds of the way through the game. The document is sitting on a box near the campfire. See the map and walkthrough for details. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot

DOCUMENT 26

The final document is on the ledge above the Communications Tower Base Camp on the way to the Research Base. You won't be able to reach it until you unlock CLIMBING ARROWS. It is covered in the Copper Mill Bridge walkthrough, even though it's on the other side of the Soviet Installation. (Click screenshot to enlarge.)

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