One summer night, we managed to get to one of the largest aviation plants in Moscow.
When I find myself in places like this one, to me they look like decomposing bones of the Soviet Union.
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...
Once upon a night we got into a recently abandoned lab building, “recently“ meaning in the past few years, including the last year.
This small lab (as it later turned out, it used to research soil and forest problems) is part of one of the forestry management institutions.
Laboratory building of biophysics and radiobiology. Closed and mothballed since 2000. Located in the town of Michurinsk, Tambov region.
Near Yekaterinburg, on one of the bases of the Russian Railways, in the open air, rare trains are stored.
Krasnoyarsk bicycle traveler Vladimir Chernikov and his colleague in the Russian Geographical Society Dmitry Semenov discovered an old English steam machine in the Siberian taiga.
A little more than a month ago I returned from a trip to the heart of the main space harbor of this country: the Baikonur...
On top of St. Michael Hill near the city of Anadyr, a number of huge non-operational antennas are towering.
At the 222 kilometer post (mile 138) of the Tenkinskiy Route near the Kolyma River there is a brightly colored sign warning about radiation.
Almost before the collapse of the Soviet Union near Kharkov was built an ionospheric research station , which was directly analogous to the American HAARP...
Continuing the story about the small town of Dalniye Zelentsy.
The galleries are stretched on long distances, crossing and overlapping with each other.
Nearly half a century ago Soviet engineers created Orbita (the name means “orbit” in Russian), the first TV system that allowed to broadcast the Central...
This post is about the abandoned dynamic test system at the site 112 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
This is a recently closed factory that used to manufacture ceramic, porcelain and gypsum items.
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...
Let me take you on a tour of a most fascinating place. This is one of the grounds of a missile testing center that is...
When a large industry starts to decline and fall apart, it often drags down its scientific institutions and manufacturing facilities, too.
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