16 Abandoned Exploration Tools and Vehicles of Franz Josef Land

Abandoned Exploration Tools and Vehicles of Franz Josef Land

You probably remember that a few days ago there was a posting about the seasons changing in Franz Josef Land - one of the most Northern Russian islands, being on the latitude of Northern Greenland, and being
uninhabited. However, the fact that nobody lives there doesn't mean that there is no activity. In fact, there are tons of the old Soviet vehicles, tools, tractors, devices and you name it. Want to take a look?
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12 This Girl Has an Unusual Hobby

This Girl Has an Unusual Hobby

Maria, a mathematician from Novosibirsk "scientists city" as it was called in Soviet times, has a pretty unusual hobby. Can you guess what is she up to just by looking at the photo above? Probably the first thought
that comes to mind is that her hobby is flying planes. Well, not really. Maria is not flying planes, Maria has a large passenger jet to restore piece by piece, slowly. Want to know more? Read on:
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5 Abandoned Childrens Place

Abandoned Childrens Place

We have here an abandoned Soviet place for kids. A lot of the large Soviet factories had those compounds around the big cities, or if the company was really big and "rich" - right at the Southern coast of the Black Sea. They were sending the kids of the workers during the vacations for free to have fun and rest. A free
summer camp and stuff. However, now a lot of these places lie abandoned. Especially the ones that are not on the coast. The ones on the coast were quickly acquired by private owners and now are premium hotels, etc. So let's take a look at the photos photographer Deletant has taken while there.
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9 An Abandoned Warship Near Moscow

An Abandoned Warship Near Moscow

Right near Moscow, there is a real warship the has been standing abandoned for more than ten years, but still with some chance of being reactivated some day. So the blogger Alexander and
his friends decided to climb onto this ship and take photos from inside and outside. Have you ever been on an abandoned Russian navy ship? If no, then here is your chance:
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6 Thousand Feet Underground: Salt Caves Used for Treatment

Thousand Feet Underground: Salt Caves Used for Treatment

Kiril Kuletski, a photographer, has visited a unique treatment facility in Ukraine. This is an underground salt mine which has been used for more than forty years to treat respiratory difficulties and it has been proved
to be doing this well. No walls, nothing but pure salt caves. So people come deep inside the mine to spend a night, or a few nights. How deep is this? Over 300 meters (1,000 feet) deep! Let's see more:
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10 Place with Helmets: an Abandoned Military Complex Weaponry

Place with Helmets: an Abandoned Military Complex Weaponry

Ok, hoping you all are having a good weekend, so now let's see the abandoned artillery weaponry located pretty close to Moscow. This place is pretty much in good form. Alex, who
visited this place, says its known as "army unit with helmets" among his friends - the men who are eager to visit different places like this. It's called this because...
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55 Destroyed Lughansk Ukrainian Airport

Destroyed Lughansk Ukrainian Airport

  We have already mentioned a destroyed Lughansk airport with video here but here are some more photos from
inside. A previously peaceful airport is now totally in ruins, including the planes, as you can see here!
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13 Abandoned Military Installations from Crimea and More

Abandoned Military Installations from Crimea and More

  One of our readers has travelled around the ex-Soviet places to visit abandoned buildings, sites, etc. Here what he has to show and tell us: Traveling through the east, you often come across structures which stand as eerie
monuments to past times and relics from the cold war. Here is a selection of pictures I have taken on my travels throughout the east during the last few years. See inside for more. Military Airfield. Krim, Ukraine
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8 Abandoned Sulfuric Acid Factory and a Lesson in Chemistry

Abandoned Sulfuric Acid Factory and a Lesson in Chemistry

A blogger calling himself Armahema has made an attempt to visit a recently abandoned factory which was making a highly corrosive tincture we know now by the name Sulfuric Acid. It looks like he got out of this location pretty safely and so we can see
what he encountered inside. Spoiler: after reading this post you should have a basic understanding on how sulfuric acid is being made. Also there is a lot of sulphur inside. You are welcome to view the photos and read the story:
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7 Abandoned Miners Village in Siberia Mounts

Abandoned Miners Village in Siberia Mounts

These are lands where a lot of mining businesses operated during Soviet times and prisoners worked there. Gold and pewter was mined. At first, pewter was imported from England, then later they decided to mine it
locally, so these popped up across Siberia. Sometimes in pretty far away places. Alexandr says he had to travel over 1300km with his dad to get to this place. Inside we can peek into their adventure.
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