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.