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4 Ghost cities of Russia: Halmer-U Town That President Putin Dropped a Bomb At

Ghost cities of Russia: Halmer-U Town That President Putin Dropped a Bomb At

Posted on July 27, 2017 by tim


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If someone tells you Vladimir Putin was bombing Russian cities, don’t rush to call him crazy. It’s partly true. Probably not a city, more like a town, and not inhabited by people but 10,000 of the inhabitants evicted a few years before this happened. This all happened in 2005 in a Halmer-U.

Ruins of ex-town Halmer-U stay 60 km North-East from Vorkuta city. The name of the town translates as “River by the cemetery” from the local people’s dialect. Even before the town appeared local people were burring their dead here and considered the place to be sacred.

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4 Responses to “Ghost cities of Russia: Halmer-U Town That President Putin Dropped a Bomb At”

  1. Douglas says:

    There are many abandoned towns in Russia.

  2. Darius says:

    Instead of the translation “I am hurt” I think a more precise translation would be “I am in pain”. It has the same the direct and “between lines” meanings in Russian and in English languages.

  3. Nemo says:

    This story hit me as a reminder how all military have contempt for ordinary people. Even if all people were forced out (itself a crime) this was still a place where thousands of living people had their childhood and family memories and bombing it more or less for fun or propaganda is disrespectful.

    • Douglas says:

      When a country is controlled by the central government, these throw away cities are the kind of unnatural distortions that can occur. This is why communism is a disaster.

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