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11 An Abandoned Naval Base in the Crimea

An Abandoned Naval Base in the Crimea

Posted on April 17, 2015 by team


In the times of the Soviet Union it was a super secret naval base, but when the Crimea came under control of Ukraine it was destroyed and plundered. The base was located near Mirny settlement being one of the objects of the Black Sea Fleet. The garrison of the base had a regiment of amphibious aircrafts Be-12 and a separate anti-submarine helicopter regiment represented by different modifications of Ka-25 and Ka-27 helicopters.

Those vehicles used to participate in months lasting ocean trips and military missions aboard cruisers “Moscow” and “Leningrad”.

Take a look at the base the way it is today.

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11 Responses to “An Abandoned Naval Base in the Crimea”

  1. Les Hayward says:

    Brings home what a vast country this is.

  2. ed brown says:

    Very soon this naval base will be restored, but the rest of Crimea will be abandoned.
    Russian militarism killed this good place

  3. Alain says:

    Abandoned and plundered, like so many places in former USSR, we have seen in English Russia. Ukraine does not have the exclusivity of thefts. Russia is very good at that, too…

    • Froggy says:

      Shortly after the Soviet forces left Berlin I went to explore the old Imperial Cadet Academy barracks where Ersnt Junger studied in Postdam which was of course previously out of bound.

      Most door knobs & switches had been taken & I don’t think they had left a single electric cable or water pipe behind… Quite astonishing !!

  4. Slaven says:

    This is all due to idiot traitor Gorbachev. He voluntarily ruined the whole USSR in order to receive few dollars from US government for his Green Cross Foundation.

    • ed brown says:

      USSR was a country where you had to stay every day many hours in lines to buy simple food. USSR was a country where you had to travel to Moscow to buy good quality coat or shoes. USSR was a country in which you could only dream about buying a descent car or traveling abroad.
      I don’t even talk about basic political freedoms.

      • mozarella says:

        “Many hours in lines to buy simple food” was only true during the late 80’s, after Gorbacheb came to power. With his stupid perestoika, stuff simply started to disappear from the shelves for no good reason. Before that, you didn’t have to stand in lines for hours to buy food, that’s nonsense.

  5. Martinus van Brederode says:

    Beautiful colour balance and lighting. This guy (?) knows his stuff.

  6. cheese says:

    mozarella, ussr always was sh!t hole and it could not exist too long. Ques for food was all the time. It was shortage of everything

  7. Dave says:

    You can find this on Google Earth by searching for ‘Myrnyi’. The airport is just to the north of the small town.

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