According to statistics, every 115th person in Russia is living in a closed city. A person needs to have a special pass to get into such a city. Now, the country has 44 such cities, and their combined population is over 1.2 million people. Russian blogger and businessman Sergey has visited one of them and this is what he shares with us: Two weeks before the expedition, we passed our passports for approval to visit Znamensk. 20 000 people live there and work at the
military range, Kapustin Yar. The city is surrounded by several rings of checkpoints. Previously, closed cities were classified and all residents had to sign a statement not to disclose their place of residence. In case of travel, such a person was supposed to respond to questions with the typical stories: for example, if a person lived in Znamensk, he supposed to say that he is from the nearby towns - Ahtubinsk or Volgograd.