Below are the pictures of an abandoned air defense missile battalion 10 km away from the city of Sevastopol in the Crimea. Around a dozen of similar objects in the region used to be a property of a huge country that ceased to exist.
Entrance to the former military unit. No traffic control barrier is left. Air defense systems C-125 were used to fight low-level aerodynamic targets both pilot and unmanned within the range of 20-18000 meters.
The poles with bared wire remind us that once the place was filled with guards. The С-125s were placed along the borders of the former USSR as a part of the antiaircraft defense system and were actively sold to other countries.
A former warehouse and a boiler-house at the background. Some counties successfully used the weapon for the purpose intended.Thus, 9 planes were brought down and 3 planes were damaged in Egypt in 1970 (Soviet data), 43 planes were brought down in Syria in 1973 (Syrian data) and a stealth aircraft F-117 was crashed in Yugoslavia in 1999.
No bricks are left on the ground.
It seems strange that the sign plate is still there.
The inside is worn out.
The house was occupied by officers and their families. The exterior finish is totally lacking.
It does not seem that you are welcome here.
Remains of furnishing that was usual at Soviet times.
The window area is already occupied by a bush.
Can you believe that the place was once a comfortable apartment taken care by officers’ wives?
The cap left on the tree is quite symbolic.
The ground used by soldiers for training is now covered with grass.
The barracks and the dining-room.
A traditional corridor.
Next to a broken window.
A wash-stand and entrance to the WC.
The monument to the warriors perished while freeing Sevastopol in 1944 is semi-destructed.
The eternal flame.
Missile launchers were located right here.
There was a need in communication lines as the launchers were situated at a distance from the barracks.
Open cuts located nearby.
The sea. Being a soldier here was probably pleasant enough as compared to other military units of the USSR.