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.

A derelict industrial lab

Once upon a night we got into a recently abandoned lab building, “recently” meaning in the past few years, including the last year.

A ghost town

This is a military town near Moscow that was abandoned in 2005. Taking into account its proximity to the capital, it is quite well preserved in its entirety.

Abandoned lunar station in the Crimea

This is a story about one of the coolest, most unusual and least visited abandoned sites of the Crimea.

Ore-dressing plant named after Vasily Chapaev

The Kolyma region is known not only for its rich gold fields, but also for tin metal exploitation.