25 “Chernobyl-2” – a Pearl of the Past

“Chernobyl-2” – a Pearl of the Past

Posted on September 15, 2010 by team

Here, in the main building, was a fire as you can see


On the roof


A big control room of a cooling arrangement







Visual agitation at the training ground






Bomb shelter


Remains of a radar set P-14 “Lena”


Underground bunker for its equipment


They will never be restored or maintained. In fact they haven’t been dismantled yet but it’s a matter of time, till they find technologies and money.


Frankly speaking, the construction is easier to be exploded



But here explosions are forbidden because they may cause a slight earthquake


So they will need special cranes to dismantle them, such as ‘Demag’ for example. Generally, expensive equipment, many people and a lot of money are required.


Inside of the hardware system



And a military camp


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25 responses to ““Chernobyl-2” – a Pearl of the Past”

  1. Nergol says:

    Maybe they should have spent more money on the nuclear plant…

  2. Lenny says:

    It’s really amazing. Just like a timeshell 30 years ago

  3. russia_bound says:

    Very Very cool pictures. Thanks for the upload…

  4. Lord Cunt says:

    The brain scorcher from STALKER!

  5. itoldyou says:

    This could have been on Lost…

  6. DougW says:

    That’s Duga-3, otherwise known as Woodpecker.
    It is a large over-the-horizon radar.

  7. DCC says:

    If I recall correctly, the unit located in Chernobyl was the Duga-3. It was named “the russian woodpecker”, as it was a repetitive noise jamming in lots of radio frequencies.

    Amazing souvenir from the cold war…

  8. Unknown says:


  9. Testicules says:

    And it is in such good shape still.

  10. Mysticismer says:

    Get out of here, Stalker

    someone had to post it

  11. Ivo says:

    It’s really nice.

    I wouldn’t mind get my hands on the soviet poster.

  12. George Johnson says:

    Should be fairly easy to bring it down. Just cut the bracing (the angled parts), then attach a steel cable to the top (or do this part first!) and then use a bulldozer to just pull it down.

    Should think about collecting some of those signs and posters. I’d expect them to go up in value over the years.

  13. Julian says:

    Pity GSC Gameworld partially screwed up this part creating STALKER SoC, by replacing this Duga by 5 simple antennas… Later on Clear Sky they’ve brought it in, but without any usable background right into the imaginary city of Limansk…
    At least on Call of Pripyat they’ve put in the main building, and the familarity is impressive, though ingame version is not as messy as the reallife counterpart. But watching these pics on this blog made me want to play STALKER again… 😀

  14. SovMarxist1924 says:

    Great Soviet tech!

  15. Boritz says:

    I especially admire the custom steering wheel in fire truck.

  16. Wraith says:

    After seeing how much the installation cost, how much electricity did it need to operate? Probably why it was built near Chernobyl.

  17. kater says:

    On September 17 1939 the treacherous Soviets ruthlessly attacked Poland, already under attack by Germans. Russians signed a pact with Germans to cut Poland in half and share the loot. Poland was once again betrayed and attacked by Soviet Russia. What followed was 50+ years of effective occupation by Russians in terms of communist government and presence of foreign army in the territory of Poland. May the memory of this hideous deed never be forgotten, in spite of continued attempts by Russians to rewrite history. Long live Poland!

  18. harold says:

    There’s a good Wikipedia article about the Duga-3.


  19. ZeroDrop says:

    To see a huge impressive structure like that abandoned and destroyed, makes me feel very sad. I think dozens of people passing by and having fun destroying all the equipments. For what? Why not just keep it intact?
    In fact, makes me want to play STALKER again. Love that game.

  20. Bigg Fredd says:

    Old electric relays commonly have gold contacts where they meet. If that’s true here, there’s thousands of dollars waiting for a pair of tinsnips.

  21. sinan says:

    Hi, can anyone with antenna elaectromagnetics background explain the peculiar zeppelin-like shape of the antenna endings ? I recently visited Odessa and noticed exactly the same shape antenna endings (yet much smaller) on top of a public building in the main historic square. Anyone any idea ?

  22. Les Hayward says:

    What an amazing place! Brilliant photos, I only wish I could come over and take a close look.
    Regarding the shape of the Ae’s the wide cage was probably to give the system a wide bandwidth over a range of frequencies. The circular ends are rounded to minimise corona (These being at the voltage nodes). I wonder what the radiated power was.

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