||The following is based on the Soviet campaign for Red Alert and might contradict canon.
||We have another chance to capture the Chronosphere. Take out the Radar Domes to cut the link between them and the Chronosphere. Then capture it!
- Mission briefing
Capture the Chronosphere is the thirteenth and penultimate mission of the Soviet campaign for Red Alert.
The Soviets had failed to capture the Chronosphere in Switzerland, but occupied the country in the process and captured Albert Einstein. Einstein's execution was publicly announced, and before he could be shot by a firing squad, the Allies teleported Einstein to safety using another Chronosphere. The Soviets had previously equipped Einstein's pocket watch with a transmitter. The transmitter pointed to the location of the second Chronosphere being in either Spain (RA Universe) or Portugal. Stalin, obsessed with capturing the Allied superweapon, ordered the commander to capture the Chronosphere. Kukov warned the commander that the Chronosphere was booby-trapped, and that three radar centers had to be taken out before it could be captured safety.
Although the Soviet commander captured the Chronosphere, the Allies detonated it. It turned out that there was a fourth control center in the area that Kukov did not inform the commander of before his departure. Enraged, Stalin snapped Kukov's neck and immediately ordered the commander to invade England and destroy the last Allied headquarters, despite Nadia's warnings that the Soviet army was not adequately prepared for an invasion.
In the original DOS and Windows releases of Command & Conquer: Red Alert, is not possible to capture the Chronosphere without prompting its detonation. However, the mission can be successfully completed by destroying all Allied forces with the exception of the Chronosphere. This bug was fixed for the PlayStation version of the game, allowing the player to capture the Chronosphere was intended. In the remastered version, this bug is fixed as well.