Kirensk is a territory in the Russian Federation dominated by frozen wastelands. Tony Stark once purchased a swatch of land beneath the site of a downed meteor. This was but one of dozens of locations wherein he constructed secret laboratories throughout the world. Madame Masque, under orders of Norman Osborn tracked Tony down to Kirensk in an effort to capture him. This debacle resulted in a feud between Masque, Stark and Tony's most loyal employee, Pepper Potts.