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.
Well, the abandoned high-rise building of one of the special purpose research institutes of the Moscow region is in front of us.
Continuing the story about the small town of Dalniye Zelentsy.
During our next illegal trip to the Chernobyl exclusion zone, my friend and I decided to go and look at the legendary moon rover, which...
Here, in the village of Dalniye Zelentsy, the Severnaya corrosion testing station, the only one above the Arctic Circle, still survives.
This is a recently closed factory that used to manufacture ceramic, porcelain and gypsum items.
The whole complex of buildings and territory of the Vladimir Tractor Plant are now owned by LLC VTZ Regulated Development Zone, which is undergoing bankruptcy...
At the 222 kilometer post (mile 138) of the Tenkinskiy Route near the Kolyma River there is a brightly colored sign warning about radiation.
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...
Laboratory building of biophysics and radiobiology. Closed and mothballed since 2000. Located in the town of Michurinsk, Tambov region.
The deepest borehole in the world is located in the west of the Murmansk region, ten kilometers from the city of Zapolyarny and very close...
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...
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...
The galleries are stretched on long distances, crossing and overlapping with each other.
Once upon a night we got into a recently abandoned lab building, “recently“ meaning in the past few years, including the last year.
When I find myself in places like this one, to me they look like decomposing bones of the Soviet Union.
This is an absolutely non-typical site with a strange and sad history.
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.
When a large industry starts to decline and fall apart, it often drags down its scientific institutions and manufacturing facilities, too.
Did you know that Europe’s largest lavender field, with an area of 120 hectares, is located in Crimea?
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