4 Abandoned Village in Subtropical Ossetia

Abandoned Village in Subtropical Ossetia

Posted on May 23, 2014 by tim

Sadon and Halon – these villages were destroyed by mudslides in the not so distant past, in 2002.

For more than a century, nonferrous metallurgy was considered to be the foundation of the North Ossetian industry. Mining began to develop here in the 1850s, with the participation of foreign capital. The Alagirsky silver-plumbum plant was built, and development of Sadonskoe mine had began. In 1886, the Belgian miners built the towns of Halon and Sadon, and they survived until 2002. Then the mudflows flooded the mines and buildings were ruined. Today, Sadon and Halon are dangerous to live in.

The mining in Sadon.

An poster for a socialist competition.

A shop.

A bus stop.

The embankment.

Cultural center.


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4 Responses to “Abandoned Village in Subtropical Ossetia”

  1. Stan Williams says:

    It amazes me how many buildings and towns have been abounded in Russia.

  2. ho fo sho says:

    Looks like it was a nice place to live at one time.

  3. Jacob says:

    Where does the poster get that the North Ossetia is subtropical? It’s high up in the mountains of North Caucasus. The climate is more highland continental, with pronounced four seasons, and it does get stupid cold. Those mountains become impassable in the winter.

  4. javox says:

    so sadd but still lookin great for live in there =)

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