During the Soviet space race of the Cold War, the USSR planned to genetically engineer super-chimps and Bonobo apes to go into space, so desperate they were to beat the Americans to the moon. 

In 1960, the KGB kidnapped Bonobo zoologist Ernst Schwarz, and colonized a secret island in the pacific ocean.

Since then, the Military space program has been reduced and the space race forgotten – the island is now virtually deserted.