8 Abandoned Soviet Scientific ship laying in the dried Aral sea

Abandoned Soviet Scientific ship laying in the dried Aral sea

Posted on September 23, 2016 by tim

The Sea, the infamous Aral Sea has left this land. Now it is a desert. The Sea dried up rapidly during the 20th century and some ships decided to stay here as a monument to the sea. Now they decay and here is one of them – a Soviet Scientific ship “Otto Schmidt”.

Before it was a real ship in the real sea. Now the sea is gone. Let’s see how it was before and how it is now:

See those photos from 1960s? The ship was a real ship in a real sea.

Divers were exploring.

Young scientists of Soviet epoch.

The sea was so big you can’t sea the shores.

And now this.

You still can’t see the horizon, but it’s all long desert desert desert.

Pieces of ships here and there.

A few salty water spots still intact but very few.

This is the modern satellite map of the sea:


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8 Responses to “Abandoned Soviet Scientific ship laying in the dried Aral sea”

  1. Douglas says:

    The old steel deck is so rusty you can fall right through it and hurt yourself very bad.

  2. Matthew Heyns says:

    No mention of WHY the Aral Sea dried up, do to failed Soviet irrigation plans?

    • Chac Mool says:

      Commies cared for industrialization, and not much about the environment, weather, etc. That’s another reason why they’ve been gone for decades…

      • Philip Jennings says:

        That’s what the Real Commies did. And today, it is the nutcase Far Right who doesn’t care about the enovironment, weather, etc. It’s an upside down world.

        • Peter Nebelung says:

          Not really any difference is there? Both used the system for their own advantage and to hell with the consequences. The whole concept of never ending growth in a finite system is just horse dung. Pity the people running the show can’t grasp that concept.

  3. Matthew Heyns says:

    Closed systems can only provide finite wealth. Removing all the wealth to benefit a few leaves those who produced the wealth destitute.

    The best systems always benefit the producers (workers) and the commercial enterprises (companies employing the workers), as well as sustaining the workers’ ability to enjoy a profitable and healthy life for family and community.

    Once the corporations begin to rape the workers and the environment for the sake of profit, the allegience ends, and the war begins.

    Slag pits and toxic waste for profit are antithetic to long term profit and social stability. Else, we are third world.

  4. Horse says:

    The only REAL difference between Communism, and National Socialism (Nazism), is the scope, and beneficiaries.

    Nazism is National Socialism, where the (so called) benefits extend only to those persons viewed as citizens of the nation. Nazism, is expansive, IE colonial, but only to the extent of conquering land, and resources to benefit the nation.

    Communism is international socialism, where the (again, so called) benefits extend only to the members of the party, or the ruling class. Communism is also colonial, but ostensibly to spread the “workers paradise” to all corners of the world.
    However, much like Nazism, all the goodies go back to the center of the sphere of influence, and then trickle out from there. Both Communism, and Nazism view individual human beings as being of little value, except for what they offer to the state. The state gives back to the individual, only that meager amount necessary to sustain life, and perhaps just a bit more as an “incentive”

    Human beings are only free when government ensures that ALL lives are treated with equal rights, and liberties. When a business mistreats it’s employees, those employees should have the freedom to resign, and seek employment elsewhere. When a business restricts an employee’s freedom to seek other employment, then the government should step in to protect the employee’s freedoms.

    When government restricts the freedoms of it’s citizens, then the citizens have the God given right to resist.

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