28 Easy to Ruin, Hard to Restore

Easy to Ruin, Hard to Restore

Posted on August 28, 2007 by

an ecocatastrophe in Ural area 1

This is a typical Ural landscape. Looking at this picture it is hard to imagine, how this beautiful nature can be changed by the human activity. But such is the reality…

The industrial city Karabash has been founded in 1822. It took only about 170 years to make a local ecocatastrophe in this place.

an ecocatastrophe in Ural area 2

an ecocatastrophe in Ural area 3

an ecocatastrophe in Ural area 4

an ecocatastrophe in Ural area 5

an ecocatastrophe in Ural area 6

an ecocatastrophe in Ural area 7

an ecocatastrophe in Ural area 8

an ecocatastrophe in Ural area 9

submitted by Ivan the Bear

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28 responses to “Easy to Ruin, Hard to Restore”

  1. zafarad says:


  2. Texas1 says:

    The first picture does look nice.

  3. The sad thing is, there are people who know much things cost, but not the value of a place like this. It was destroyed to make a few dollars, no money can buy it back.

    • Johnny Rebel says:

      A tiny fraction of this place was destroyed, probably to made a whole megaton of dollars. May as well tell it like it is. You must not be one of those people who know how much things cost.

  4. 3apa3a says:

    Lol, why so much b/s…ural was and still is a beautiful place to go and visit…i never knew that couple of pictures from excavating side can be attributed to the whole region…but then again based on other content on this site i am not suprised…-1 to the author

  5. Delicious says:

    It looks better than before.

    • Delicious2 says:

      Yes you are right.if this industrial complex never exist ,CPSU of Russia not able to be developed their space programme.

  6. Chicken says:

    It still looks pretty there, in comparison to some of the Chernobyl pictures that have been posted in the past, I think Ural is OK !

  7. jaz1 says:

    it was pretty, beautiful now it is horrible :'(

  8. Mugremovil says:

    Very sadly…

  9. Artem says:

    I was there. It is an idustrial zone of Karabash. couple kilometres away you can finde good nature….and one of the most beautiful and pure lakes i ever saw – “Uveldi”

  10. Belgium says:

    you ‘ll find it all here : http://karabash.ru/

  11. hardscarf says:

    The black spot. And nearby is the most radioactive place on earth; Lake Karachay (caused by the nuclear complex Mayak nearby). There are more poluted places in the Urals, for instance the industrial area between Pervouralsk and Revda and the unhealty city of Severouralsk. But in general it is worth visiting. E.g. this picture from the Circumpolar Urals: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/Saranpaul_-_view_over_river.jpg

  12. TopSod says:

    It can’t be the same place anyway, 1st picture is in colour, unless they had colour cameras in Russia in 1822

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