When a large industry starts to decline and fall apart, it often drags down its scientific institutions and manufacturing facilities, too.
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...
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.
The galleries are stretched on long distances, crossing and overlapping with each other.
Almost before the collapse of the Soviet Union near Kharkov was built an ionospheric research station , which was directly analogous to the American HAARP...
Laboratory building of biophysics and radiobiology. Closed and mothballed since 2000. Located in the town of Michurinsk, Tambov region.
When I find myself in places like this one, to me they look like decomposing bones of the Soviet Union.
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...
This post is about the abandoned dynamic test system at the site 112 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Well, the abandoned high-rise building of one of the special purpose research institutes of the Moscow region is in front of us.
The first airplane was located exactly at the spot indicated by the satellite map positioning data.
Did you know that Europe’s largest lavender field, with an area of 120 hectares, is located in Crimea?
Having noticed this place 5 years ago, I have traveled many times since then, but only this year I managed to get here.
Baikonur Cosmodrome has just celebrated its 60s anniversary. Over these years many spacecraft tests have been conducted on its territory.
This is an absolutely non-typical site with a strange and sad history.
This time we will go for a walk in the autumn forest and visit a rather interesting place – an abandoned research laboratory.
Uranium mines of the Chukotka peninsula, that were the source for material used in the making of the first Soviet nuclear bombs, are something of...
On our way home from the Crimea in 2002 we had a chance to visit a very interesting site in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine.
A hundred kilometers from Moscow, near the Science City Protvino, in the forests of the Moscow region, was buried a treasure of tens of billions...
On top of St. Michael Hill near the city of Anadyr, a number of huge non-operational antennas are towering.