The coastal turret battery № 981, named after Klim Voroshilov, is located on Russkiy Island, in the Russian Far East. It is about to celebrate its 80th anniversary. Built in 1934, it used to represent the combat power of
Russia in the Pacific Ocean, today it's part of an historic museum. The calibre of the battery is 305 mm. In all of the entire post-Soviet territory, a similar battery is only to be found in Sevastopol, Russia.
Post-Soviet countries are full of abandoned military places, but Gudym or secret base Anadyr-1, must be the coolest among them all. Geographically it's the closest to the USA and for obvious reasons it had enough missiles to fully destroy Alaska, Washington state,
California and part of South Dakota. Probably similar bases existed on the American side. Unfortunately, what was previously a super secret city surrounded by numerous military units does not have a future anymore. It is abandoned forever...
Such pavilions, which are usually called "hermitages", were quite in fashion in the XVIII century. They were used for recreation and dining and located in the remotest parts of parks. In order that servants do not
prevent owners of mansions from free communication, the pavilions normally had special mechanisms making the tables move. The hermitage of Tsarskoye Selo, Saint-Petersburg, was especially posh.