10 Reduced To Ruins

Reduced To Ruins

Posted on February 29, 2012 by

“Uniform washing schedule”.

“Working hours”.

“Zavtra” (standing for “tomorrow”).


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10 Responses to “Reduced To Ruins”

  1. Tommo says:

    Strange sort of enamel factory to have gasmasks and newspapers with articles about Edward Liminov lying around.

    • ptc says:

      There were gas masks everywhere, even in school. In case of nuclear war, caused of course by evil imperialists. It is soviet way of dealing with problems – like radioactive fallout = “give them gas masks and tell them it helps”. Of course, gas masks does not work agains radiation.

  2. Osip says:

    All the abandoned places in Russia have gas masks strewn about.
    My theory is that the gas masks had something to do with the abandonement.

  3. George Johnson says:

    They even had an old analog word processor in that one photo!

  4. CZenda says:

    It is a bitter paradox that enamelled country-style steelware cost quite serious money today.

  5. haroon says:

    It’s amazing, soviet collapse, collapsed lot of factories in Russia also school & places like this. Nice coverage!

  6. (r)evolutionist says:

    Peace to all the workers who labored here.

  7. Mark says:

    These pic remind me of Detroit Ruin

    Thank to union

  8. ross says:

    It’s a shame that so much soviet history goes to waste. It would be good for future generations if what remains could be preserved as national heritage. No doubt it’s painful or irrelevant for current generations, but historically it’s important.

    • Papa Karlo says:

      Everything in the Soviet Union was dull, grey and drub. Everything beautiful was created before the Revolution (with rare exceptions, like Stalin times architecture). Almost all Soviet household items were ugly. Even Soviet cars, except for those the design of which was replicated from foreign ones. Look at that staircase in these picture – it hasn’t changed too much, all stairs in residential buildings still look like that! So nothing really would be to exhibit in that museum. I grew up in one-million people city of thousands of same grey buildings, grey factories, dirty streets (mud up to your ankles everywhere). There was no paved road between my house and my school, in the middle of a 10-thousand population apartment buildings sub-division. No air conditioning anywhere, hordes of mosquitoes, drunk workers everywhere, empty food stores, no telephones. In my class of 42 students, only one family had a phone, because their father was a manager on one of the factories.

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