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It's not Frank Herbert's Hellstrom's Hive.

Cannot find old 20+ years paperback scifi novel about insect-human hive in Siberia. A man follows his brother to work in a research station in Siberia. His brother looks after the (sledge?) dogs in the secret facility. The hive is destroyed and man leaves on a plane together with (daughter?) of the scientist who bred the hybrids. The plane crashes and we do not find out what happens to author.

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    I notice that you're using some grammar patterns characteristic of Russian. Was this book in English or another language?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Feb 28 at 3:39
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    Stories do not need to be in English to be on-topic, but it's helpful to identify the language as it helps to narrow down the possibilities. Feb 28 at 12:19
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This sounds like Genesis Five (1968) by Henry Wilson Allen. It's been a long time, but this is what I remember: the time is the future USSR and the main character is half Tartar or half Mongol. He is assigned to the northern top-secret Genesis 5 project where his brother is working because the government is worried about just what is going on there. It turns out a Chinese scientist is genetically engineering the ultimate Soviet Man - half-insect, half-human. Somehow the hybrids escape & destroy the project. The MC and the scientist's daughter escape by air but crash in the wilderness; the MC records everything that happened in a journal to warn future generations on the dangers of genetic engineering.

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  • Yup, that is the one, thanks very much. I thought it had the Tartar bit, but because I could not be sure of the exact affiliation I left that bit out of the question. Lost my copy in the mess, and wanted to buy another. Cheers muchly.
    – Arivaca
    Mar 1 at 23:01

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