When you happen to find yourself in Riga and would like to feel really scared, don't forget to visit Irbene.
i saw a Volkswagen Golf6 in the picture！
Ah i’ve just been to Riga but i didn’t knew about this place
No s**t. A Volkswagen ad.
A great article thought.
Why there are lot of abandoned places in Russia?
And in USA too???
Soviet was a military state that gained its power from creating fear and intimidating others.
Since they lost the cold war Russia has become a democracy and no longer needs (or has the power) to create fear in others.
This is in Latvia, not Russia.
But to answer that question, when the SU fell, funding for many places was gone. Many towns were built around one thing, so when that one thing was no longer funded, people had to leave to find work.
Irbene is not in Riga. More of that it’s 205km away. Not sure what author was trying to say with that as I see that he is local (by registration plate), but it’s facing Baltic sea near city Ventpils.
This really is amazing place for those who dreams visiting Chernobyl.
When the dish is pointing up, where does the rainwater go?
On pic #37 you can clearly see holes in the dish.
The Soviet Union was a leader in science and technology. Pity it was dumped for “bread and circuses” capitalism.
You can still move to Korea or Cuba if you really miss it.
This space survailance station was one in the chain of several other similar stations monitoring military,government and civil satellite
communications lines.Others were located near Moscow, Odessa, Lviv, Shkotovo and one even in Cuba.Sometimes it was funny to listen to international phone conversations taking place 1000s of km away…I wonder what happened to the station Lipovka near Lviv where I served from 1983-1985.The code name for big dish was “Deymos” by the way. In one of pics you can see in the distance the other dish code maned “Fobos”.
I am always amazed at the ease of access to so many abandoned locations in the former USSR. In the US we have so many lawyers, that most abandoned properties are illegal to enter or else you may get arrested (or sue someone if you get injured). I think it is so cool to see all of these facilities on this website. Are they all legal to enter?
There’s little to stop you, if you really wanted to get in.
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