26 Assorted Russia, Part 20

Assorted Russia, Part 20

Posted on July 13, 2011 by team

Inhabitants of Rostov-on-Don spend hot summer days in one old abandoned storehouse, among its ruins on the bank of the river Don. Once a spring spouted here and transformed the building into an unusual pool.

This building is one of Paramonovskiye warehouses that are a complex of storage facilities of the XIX century in Rostov-on-Don. They are monuments of the federal importance.

Warehouses remained by a miracle after bombings of the port during the Great Patriotic War. Though one bomb did get here and damaged a water-cooling system. The most significant destructions of warehouses fell on the era of their abandoned existence. Storehouses suffered from at least five fires.

During the last years of the USSR warehouses were used according to their intended purpose, they stored cement, building materials, etc. In 1985 Paramonovskiye warehouses received the status of historical and cultural monuments of the local importance. A little later the buildings received the status of monuments of the federal significance.

All buildings of storehouses are currently only ruins, adorned with lakes and waterfalls of spring water.

Due to the constant temperature of springs on ruins of storehouses, a unique microclimate has developed here. Practically all year round green grass grows in this place.

In June 2011 a group of local enthusiasts initiated an action to clean all garbage in storehouses. But this noble initiative was not support by local authorities.

Paramonovskiye stores or so called “Paramons” became a cult place for natives of Rostov-on-Don.  Adults and children like to swim in the pool of the ruined building. Tourists come here to see storehouses like a historical monument.

An unknown very strange creature was discovered at one Russian dacha. Seems the poor snail was invaded by parasites.


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26 Responses to “Assorted Russia, Part 20”

  1. etoKote says:

    > A monument to a computer keyboard was erected in Kostanay, Kazakhstan.

    This monument is located in Ekaterinburg (Russia).
    In Kazakhstan, there is also the same monument, but it looks different.

  2. testicules says:

    Underwhelming monument. Do we not have enough heroes that we have to honor tools?

    • marxistworker says:

      Actually, we should be building monuments to tools, technologies, and ideas, and tearing down monuments to heroes, since all of them are flawed one way or another.

    • Chac Mool says:

      As someone else said before, there are some people here that need their daily dose of bashing Russians for no reason. Seems they need that fix every morning.

      • testicules says:

        No need to bash. Just correcting misconceptions and revisionist history

        • Kalimba says:

          You mean, you do bad jokes about Russians to try to correct misconceptions to suit your self centered stories… I guess you need to go more outside. It’s a nice summer.

          • testicules says:

            I live in year round summer. I fight the anti-western propaganda and America hating basher with the truth.

            • Hans says:

              the truth of Sarah Palin nuts.

            • Hans says:

              Truth? Yours? Don’t flatter yourself. Nobody hates your great country; just some self serving ignorant dimwits with phony opinions like yours, with no truth at all. You’re easy to debunk and that’s fun. Seems you only need to mock at somebody, like a bored kid, that’s all.

  3. Boritz says:

    I especially like the girl’s display of oral talents. Is she single?

  4. stan says:

    WHAT??? That poor old store house in Rostov-on-Don is a monument of federal importance and yet it’s being neglected and allowed to deteriorate like that?!

    Only in Russia.

  5. Mat says:

    Russian people are so poor that they can not afford a real swimming pool and have to wade in some dirty swamps.

  6. Don says:

    Officials want to make reconstructions of the storehouses,but seems to be half would be destroyed for office building :(

  7. Zaga says:

    I’m seeing ,the big pool in Moscow kremlin in near future.do something to restore Russia from big “abandoned” ghost land.

  8. Kalimba says:

    The warehouse pools look fun for hot weather. Nice post. It seems that Crimea can do good tourist business with clean and interesting ruins.

  9. Musa says:

    The warehouse is fascinating, thanks.

  10. popalumi says:

    Frumoase imagini.Asi vrea sa fiu si eu acolo.

  11. hector-collector says:

    i love to swim in one of those pools… seems funny to me!

  12. eric says:

    What in earth is going on with that snail? No one mention the snail!? Thats like alien or something? Someone knows what it is?

    AWESOME, Disco-Snail.

  13. testicules says:


  14. testicules says:

    Yes… last

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