8 Photos One of the Kurill Island

Photos One of the Kurill Island

This is one of the Kuril islands, the ones that were once Japanese. These were heavily used by the army as they are almost on the border and public access was very restricted previously. However nowadays there are agencies organizing tours to these places so the photographer took one
such tour and here are the photos of the location, which was once upon a time closed to tourists. Beautiful, untouched for years, nature, foggy atmosphere, remains of German and Japanese military hardware - this is what you are going to see in the photos inside.
20 Crazy War Aftermath

Crazy War Aftermath

  Just look how peaceful this picture is. It is a front of Lughansk airport. Look inside to see how it was quite and normal during its past days. And
then see totally awful and terrorizing video on how this place was raped and destroyed by both sides of the conflict recently. Unbelievable!

10 An Abandoned College of Jet Engines

An Abandoned College of Jet Engines

Even that this college is abandoned it is still full of jet engines and their parts, different schemes and other goodies that were essential in educating students
on the matters of the jet science. Deletant, the blogger, has sneaked into this place and now we too can see what is left there. Come see inside.

10 Karabash, the Darkest Place on the Planet

Karabash, the Darkest Place on the Planet

In Russia, some people say the city of Karabash is the blackest point on the planet. As Dmitrij, the photographer writes: "Karabash is Southern Uralian Mars. It has all the signs of an extraterrestrial place - dead soil, covered with cracks, a river with its reddish-yellow waters with no signs of life and black artificial mountains." Then he
explains that the reason for all this is a large copper molding factory which has poisoned the local nature for years. He says that in the 1990s the city was called the most polluted city on Earth and acknowledged as a real catastrophic site. Here are a few photos of the place taken by Dmitrij with his flying drone:

5 Recently Abandoned Air Force Airfield near Kamyshed

Recently Abandoned Air Force Airfield near Kamyshed

As the author of the photos writes, this airfield was built in 1955. Its main purpose was to allow student-pilots to learn in the real life fighter jets. In 2009, all of the employees were sent to other airbases, even the
guards so no guards were left on site and the place became a target for all sorts of visitors, including the ones who were just after scrap.  We can still see what is left inside, thanks to the author:

9 Radioactively Contaminated Vehicles Storage near Chernobyl

Radioactively Contaminated Vehicles Storage near Chernobyl

"Rassokha" is the storage area for vehicles contaminated by radiation, that were used by liquidators after the accident in
Chernobyl's nuclear power plant. It is located in the 30-kilometer exclusion zone near an abandoned village with the same name.

2 Abandoned resort in Chernobyl

Abandoned resort in Chernobyl

The recreation center "Emerald" is located on the shores of the cooling pond of the Chernobyl NPP. The center includes about 100 wooden summer houses where people can stay which are located in a beautiful pine grove. The "Emerald" offered for
guests a library, a ballroom, a boat station, a cinema, and a shop. After the accident, the "Emerald" was not abandoned immediately. Liquidators settled there. Their respirators and other stuff  can still be found in the area ...

4 An Abandoned Soviet Stand for Testing Rocket Engines

An Abandoned Soviet Stand for Testing Rocket Engines

This stand is for testing rocket engines and is situated in the Saratovskaya region. A rocket engine was installed on it and was worked in different modes. During the test, the whole team of engineers was in the observation post, which had thick walls of
reinforced concrete. The entire process was controlled remotely. A special cooling system was a supporting structure of the stand. The water was circulated through the pipes to the tank with water which was  located downstairs.

0 Abandoned Sand Quarry

Abandoned Sand Quarry

An abandoned quarry. Built in Soviet times and abandoned later, it stays
under the open skies now, with metal and buildings scattered around...

5 An Abandoned Mine from Ural Mountains

An Abandoned Mine from Ural Mountains

Mr. Mishainik has visited an abandoned Ural mountain mine and got this photo set and a story: During World War 2 most of Russian mining was moved to Ural. The mining volumes escalated tremendously – resources were in
high demand by the army. This is a visit to one such mine, built and mining ore for the needs of the army at that time. Even though production stopped decades ago, the cars are still loaded with ore.

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