13 If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Posted on April 27, 2012 by team

Research Institute-4 or military unit 25840 is located 25 km from the Moscow Kremlin in Yubileiny, the Moscow region. Once here was a flight control centre from where they were watching the flights of the first Earth satellites and the flight of Yuri Gagarin. The flight control centre was moved not far, to Korolev, and in the 1960s the instituted started performing other tasks: mainly at requests of strategic rocket forces. In fact all the city Yubileiny was built to provide the employees of this institute. In the 1990s it lost its status of “a close military city” and military men started to occupy empty laboratory buildings of the institute.

Let’s see how officers’ families live. Journalists, bloggers, press office of RF Ministry of Defense do not come here and do not show how live those who work for the Russian space-rocket field.

Building 15. The former typography. Now it is a dormitory for officers’ families. It’s been here for 5 years.

The corridor inside the building

Electricity if often off due to power supply overload.

Water supply comes from fire hydrants…

Sewage pipe

One of the rooms. Seems the family has been given an apartment…

Sewage pipes under the ceiling

Handmade kitchen extractor

Water in the dormitory is unfit for drinking, so they use such filters


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13 Responses to “If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere”

  1. Dave says:

    When I was in the Army there were times when we had to live in barracks that were 70 to 80 years old. I thought that was bad…sadly mistaken. These buildings are about 50 years old and look worse than any barracks I stayed in. I truly feel bad for the Russian soldier. I’m suprised the Russian Army exists today…

  2. Osip says:

    What a shit-hole. Nice T-34 on the pedestal, though.

  3. Tovarich Volk says:

    Just like the good old days….. the nomenklatura gets the good stuff, everbody else gets a big fist up their a**es.

  4. Fred Johnson says:

    Wow. At least NASA hasn’t sunk that far.

  5. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Astounding. No US officer on active duty lives in such conditions. These Russian officers surely deserve better!

  6. ayaa says:

    Hey, geniuses. The captions give the impression that this is a officers accommodation. Sure, it was, years ago. The MoD gave up this apartment complex long ago, and the civilians took over. Sure, some former military personnel do live there, but its mostly civilians.

    Journalists, bloggers, press office of RF Ministry of Defense do not come here and do not show how they live because, apart from some former officers, they have no obligations here.

    The reason they want their pictures taken is that if they are found to already have accomodation, their application for a new apartment will be revoked. And yes, new apartments are being built. (apartments don’t grow on tress, they take time)

    Nice job, whoever it is that took the pictures.

  7. XyuH says:

    BTW that “Do not steal” sign is worth to be a bumper sticker, even in US and Europe union

  8. John says:

    No wonder the Russians I know came to Germany!

  9. stolichnaya says:

    They should put that giant metal rocket on eBay and raise money to improve the housing! :)

  10. Russian officer says:

    I worked at this institute. It was the nursery of idlers. As well as tens to it similar. It has brought the contribution to destruction of the USSR. For what to it thanks. It is unique result of its work. It is a pity that it is not present more. It could to disorganise Russia also. On pleasure to all people of a planet

  11. BringBackSovietUnion says:

    No wonder why so many vets complain about conditions for the military and Putin doesn’t give a rat’s ass about any of them with the exception of using Military officers for political purposes if things aren’t going his way.

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