An abandoned tropospheric communications station

On top of St. Michael Hill near the city of Anadyr, a number of huge non-operational antennas are towering.

Storm simulation pool

This is an absolutely non-typical site with a strange and sad history.

Abandoned porcelain factory

This is a recently closed factory that used to manufacture ceramic, porcelain and gypsum items.

Corrosion testing station above the Arctic Circle

Here, in the village of Dalniye Zelentsy, the Severnaya corrosion testing station, the only one above the Arctic Circle, still survives.

A partially constructed essential oil production plant

Did you know that Europe’s largest lavender field, with an area of 120 hectares, is located in Crimea?

An abandoned chemistry lab

When a large industry starts to decline and fall apart, it often drags down its scientific institutions and manufacturing facilities, too.

A space capsule graveyard

I have always been intrigued and attracted by anything that’s related to space. So, once upon a rainy night I opened the door of an enormous hangar, and a small space capsule graveyard appeared before my eyes.

Unfinished nuclear heating plant

Gorky heat supply nuclear plant is one of the two HSNPs in this country whose construction got under way in the early 1980s but was never completed due to a number of reasons, including public outcry and, naturally, the collapse of the Soviet Union.

A dead Dragon, or the remains of Sever TRRL

There is a landmark in the city of Magadan, a place of pilgrimage for the bored youth. These are some mind-blowingly huge red and white dish antennas at the top of a hill.