1 A  Shelter to Accomodate More than Thousand People

A Shelter to Accomodate More than Thousand People

After the World War 2, during the period of  Cold War,  thousands of shelters were built in different regions of the USSR. Now some of them abandoned, and some are repairing
and well secured. One of the abandoned big shelters in the region of Kaliningrad, that can accommodate more than 1000 people in time region is on the pics below.
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9 Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

"Computers in Soviet times were something out of common", states Yuri and posts a collection of old Soviet tech. From Soviet computer mouse to the
Soviet documents shredder -  a set of eighteen retrospective Russian computer tech. The first photo features a Soviet local network.
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2 An Almost Abandoned Organic Chemistry Plant

An Almost Abandoned Organic Chemistry Plant

"You don't see an abandoned chemical plants often before the scrap metal hunters visit and pillage them. But when you can get a chance visit one you admire the
place.", writes Lana, the photographer who says she visited a plant producing organic substances, which  was not very active since early 2000s.
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3 SAMAN Once Abandoned, Now Guarded Again

SAMAN Once Abandoned, Now Guarded Again

  A typical closed Soviet cantonment #75 "Saman" is situated near the southern slope of the mount Vargina in 11 km from the
center of Vladivostok city. Some time ago it was abandoned and empty, but now security soldiers appeared here.
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4 Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

  This houses are called "all-metal unified blocks". They used for army or civilian needs, when in a short time it was necessary to make a temporary houses for
people. Some of them can be found on the Graham Bell Island. It is an island located at 80.8663889°N 64.2891667°E in the Franz Josef Archipelago, Russia
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40 Tanks on the Border or the Ditch of Taratuta

Tanks on the Border or the Ditch of Taratuta

The RuForces blog published this: "Somewhere on the border there are tanks of Taman second division ready getting ready to cross the uncrossable ditch of Taruta on the border to help the Slavic brothers". What is ditch of Taruta? It was a widely covered
occurrence of an Ukrainian businessman and newly appointed governor who ordered to dig a ditch across the Russian-Ukrainian border to protect Ukrainian border. We have more photos of tanks, helicopters  and of the ditch inside.
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30 Kortik, the Soviet Ship Defense System

Kortik, the Soviet Ship Defense System

  In the 1970s of the last century the NATO had received several new types of anti-ship missiles . Using of the latest technologies make these weapons particularly dangerous for enemy ships . High-speed rocket, with efficient homing and flying at a height of several feet above the water , is a great danger to the ship. Its interception was quite challenging. So that to protect ships against such threats ships it was needed a new set of anti-aircraft weapons with
better characteristics than were available. So, the "Kortik"(sometimes it's called "Kashtan") appeared.  Most typically deployed as a combined gun and missile system, it provides defense against anti-ship missiles, anti-radar missiles and guided bombs. The system can also be employed against helicopters and aircrafts or even surface vessels such as fast attack boats or targets on shore. Photos are clickable for wider versions.
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4 Place Where Nuclear Fuels Are Being Made

Place Where Nuclear Fuels Are Being Made

  Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant in 2011 produced and sold 70% of world consumption of lithium isotope-7 (1300 kg). It was a new record in the history of the plant. However, the main product of the production of NCCP is  nuclear fuel ."Novosibirsk Chemical
Concentrates Plant" is one of the leading manufacturers of nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants and research reactors in Russia and abroad. And the only Russian manufacturer of lithium metal and its salts. It Is part of the State Corporation "Rosatom".
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21 Russian Army in a Field, Five Miles Away from Ukraine

Russian Army in a Field, Five Miles Away from Ukraine

Two videos have been posted today of Russian army a few miles away of Ukrainian border. One more
video inside of the army on the move on the highway in the region next to Ukraine.
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6 An Illegal Trip to Chernobyl

An Illegal Trip to Chernobyl

An Illegal trip to Chernobyl exclusion zone becomes more difficult and dangerous. You have to hide from any passing cars on your way there, you need to go at dusk and be sure nobody sees you. But despite of this, some people are eager to go to this place, to see everything with their own
eyes and and to feel the atmosphere of the strange. How else would you be able to see the Chernobyl power plant glowing at night, the places where radiation is still way higher than norm and other stuff not accessible for regular tour groups? More inside.  
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