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In The Valleys of Death: The Top 5 Russian Ghost Towns

Posted on January 9, 2017 by konst4

Unlike Norilsk and Iultin, the appearance of Halmer-U was not directly caused by industrialization. During the Great Patriotic War in a condition of loss of Donbass coal the Soviet Union faced the question of its replacement to supply energy and industry of the country. Vorkuta and its surroundings was this alternate base for its European part. One of the new fields was discovered in 1942 on the banks of the river Halmer-U.

However, mine started its work only in 1957. The village is near, like most miners' settlements, directly depended on its well-being. When in the early 1990 s, forming enterprisers were closed Halmer-U was doomed. By the mid-1990s, its residents were forcibly evicted from their apartments. In fact, its subsequent fate was much more unusual.

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