37 The Launch Site

The Launch Site

Posted on November 21, 2008 by


Russian missile launch site 1

Just some time ago this was a very secured place and none even has ever dreamed to make civil photos here. Now all the machinery, missiles and equipment were removed and went away in random direction so now no any guards are around and people can make shots of what it was a launch site before.

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Russian missile launch site 2

Russian missile launch site 3

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Russian missile launch site 5

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37 Responses to “The Launch Site”

  1. First From Finland says:

    Yup.

  2. Miss India says:

    OMG such a depressing sight and poverty why is everything ruined and abandoned in Russia? :(

  3. Cykalox says:

    I bet it was nice and warm under that hot plate in the winter. mmmm-mmmm warm :)

  4. Para bellum says:

    Не судите по тому что показывают на этом сайте, логично что на работающие объекты журналюг не пустят.

  5. illlich says:

    Not much room, and damp, but rent is cheap, an no loud neighbors.

  6. Donnageddon says:

    I hope whoever took the pictures checked the area with a Geiger counter first…

    I’m just saying.

  7. w says:

    Everything chopped and hacked away not more than a month ago – and its already filling up with water. Seems a shame, but add 1 more to the industrial relic to the cache for Russia. Great post.

  8. atrium says:

    English, do you speak it? It’s disrespectful to write in Russian when most people here do not understand it.

  9. Para bellum says:

    Почему неуважительно? Этот сайт рассказывает о России, люди мишут свои мысли о ней, так что как русский живущий в РФ я имею полное право писать на родном языке (тем более русский является одним из мировых языков, можно и поучить для расширения кругозора)

  10. atrium says:

    Again, most people here like Russian culture, but do not speak Russian. You are making us Russians look bad. It’s like talking a foreign language at a dinner table.

    We cannot expect everybody to learn such a hard language. English is an international standard.

  11. Para bellum says:

    Так ты русский, atrium, Если да, то почему тебя волнуют не обидятся ли иностранцы, они что то не очень стараются не задеть русских своими зачастую хамскими постами. Я может и постарался написать на английском да публика не та, будут подъебывать.

  12. mika says:

    devasteted and underfunded, like everything in Russia. Probably some general embedded the funds to buy another german limousine, but won’t be held responsible, as he id Putins friend.
    sad, really

  13. Chelovek says:

    There are plenty of sites like this all across the United States midwest. Some business types have bought these up and are turning them into massive, durable homes. Because they are mostly underground heating and cooling is usually not too much of an issue, and you sure do not have to worry about structural integrity!

    http://www.missilebases.com/

    Yes, you need to keep a sump pump going in the bottom of the silo to keep the water out, but otherwise I would love to have such a place.

  14. IdeaLog says:

    Para bellum, забей. Кто не понимает – пусть учит. Мы их язык выучили, так пусть и иностранцы не стремаются. В крайнем случае гуловским переводом воспользуются.

    Судить по этому объекту о состоянии российского вооружения – это как представлять американский автопром по ржавым фордам на автосвалках.

  15. Jason says:

    Я изучаю русский язык теперь. В следующий раз, когда я еду в Екатеринбург с моей женой Tatiana, я буду говорить его. Но половина федерации говорит на английском языке так или иначе.

  16. Vincent says:

    Hey guys, I am seriously happy that he comments section of ER is now more mature than before. Glad that the previously childish impersonations are done away now. Thanks! Great post.

  17. maxD says:

    The outcome of the very common practice of stealing metals of whatever kind to sell them in order to make a living [to make ends meet in these hard times] can be seen here. Only the stuff secured with nuts and bolts and concrete is still there. The rest has been stolen while the on duty guards were busy sending text messages to all there friends or playing World of Warcraft on the net [for only 70 dollars they will play the lower levels for you and then you can take over – a practice they took over from the Chinese – again, to make ends meet and have a bit of money].

    The remains that are seen on the pictures will not last long: soon the more persistent metal-thieves will be taking care of it, as prices of food go up every day and people are fired by the hundreds, esp. in remote places as shown. So in order to survive…

  18. maxD says:

    It has been said before: most of the posts to ER nowadays seem to end up in a cache or god knows where, and never show up on the page. If you’re lucky, they show up after a day or so, but it can also be after a week. Or never.

    What is wrong with ER ? FSB screening ??

    As for the pictures, this response was posted several times before and didn’t show up…

    The outcome of the very common practice of stealing metals of whatever kind to sell them in order to make a living [to make ends meet in these hard times] can be seen here. Only the stuff secured with nuts and bolts and concrete is still there. The rest has been stolen while the on duty guards were busy sending text messages to all their friends or playing World of Warcraft on the net [for only 70 dollars they will play the lower levels for you and then you can take over, looking like a real star – a practice they copied from the Chinese – again, to make ends meet and have a bit of money].

    The remains that are seen on the pictures will not last long: soon the more persistent and determent metal-thieves will be taking care of it, as prices of food go up every day and people are fired by the hundreds, esp. in remote places as shown. So in order to survive…

  19. cybERImplANT says:

    Hey, that’s my wrench!

  20. American says:

    In Russiam Gieger counter counts you.

  21. atrium says:

    What is there to be proud of?

    Freedom of speech? No.
    Freedom of press? No.
    High standards of living? No.

    So what exactly are you proud of? Just being Russian?

    What is it with your obsession with George W. Bush? Can’t criticize your own Russian government?

    • maxD says:

      Indeed, silly nationalism. The last resort for the feeble-minded. Like Schopenhauer wrote in the 18th-19th century already: National pride is the lowest form of pride since it requires no accomplishment of the ‘proud’ person. Like a tree being proud it’s part of a particular forest.

      Nationalism in fact is the root of much, much evil. Most wars start over nationalist quarrels.

    • IdeaLog says:

      atrium, если вы думаете, что свобода слова и прессы где-то есть, то так вы думаете, потому что вас в этом искусно убедили. Демократия в ее исконно гуманном смысле не существует нигде. В США тем более. Не потому что страна плохая, а потому что в большом государстве разных людей это невозможно в принципе. Демократия такая же утопия, как и коммунизм.

      Со стандартами жизни – да проблема. Надеюсь, временная. Случилась эта проблема оттого, что слишком много раздоров и космополитов было в стране. Я горд быть русским, потому что это необходимо для страны. Люди, не гордящиеся родиной, только ее разрушают, а отстроить никогда не могут.

      К счастью или к сожалению российское правительство не так сильно как Буш влияет на экономику и политику мира, потому и критики оно достойно меньшей.

  22. LowAndSlow says:

    I must go to Russia some time in the near future. It’s an astonishing countr, and all the abaondone places from the Soviet era is something that you can’t find somewere else in the world.

  23. EvilGod says:

    All I would want to know is are abandoned silos for sale and how much?

  24. Uncle B says:

    Everything we see on the web of the remnants of the once formidable U.S.S.R. came about in a decade or less! Will we see the remnants of the once formidable U.S.A., from China, a decade from now, with the same sense of awe and disbelief? The outcome of the (GRD) great republican depression may be far more serious than we suspect, and if you talk to the Russians who lived through their demise, they are still in shock and disbelief, decades later! Will the Chinese empire continue to win it’s economic war against the American population? Will Asians sacrifice the U.S. away? Will U.S. greed and consumerism be the death of them? Did the U.S.S.R. really die or are they in hiding in the Urals waiting for something we don’t know about yet?

  25. brbrbr says:

    РС-10 ?

  26. Wang says:

    Speaking of Dmitry Medvedev (President of Russia):

    Dmitry Medvedev would despise George W. Bush.

    George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog).

    And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention.

    Many people know what Bush did.

    And many people will know what Bush did—even to the end of the world.

    Bush was absolute evil.

    Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.

    Bush is a psychological prisoner.

    In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    (I can type 90 words per minute. In only 7 days, posts basically like this post of mine have come into existence—all over the Internet (hundreds of copies). One can go to Google right now, type “George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism,” hit “Enter,” and find more than 550 copies indicating the content of this post. All in all, there are probably more than 2,000 copies on the Internet indicating the content of this post—it has, in a way, become headline news. One cannot be too dedicated when it comes to anti-Bush activities. As I looked back at my good computer work, I thought how fun and easy it was to do it.)

    “GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY” BLOG OF ANDREW YU-JEN WANG
    _________________
    I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it goes kind of like this: “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Oh wait—off the top of my head—I think it came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

  27. ElwoodBlues says:

    ummm back to the topic if you don’t mind..

    Love the photos.. Did the army preserve any of these sites to be turned into a museum in the future?

    In the US, 1 of the Titan missle sites were preserved and sold off to a museum foundation. It’s in Green Valley Arzona and worth the stop if you find yourself on I-10 passing though.

    Is the poster able to show were this site is? Would like to visit this summer.

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