Gorky Nuclear Heating Plant started to be built in the early 1980s and was never finished for multiple reasons including public protests and the collapse of the USSR, of course. The plant hasn't been completed, the reactor unit hasn't been assembled, and fuel
was never brought... That's why the place is considered safe for visiting from the point of view of radiation hazard. The brave blogger lana-sator included this place in the list of great abandoned objects she has to see and shoot for us.
We have seen plenty of gas masks, filtering units and other means of protection here, and we understand that before serial production each of them should be tested, patented and approved. Thus, gas masks should be comfortable and harmless. This
very place was used for testing and approving them some time ago. It has many labs, warehouses and shops, a library, a medical room and even a movie hall. We are at the institute of safety equipment research. Come inside!
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...
We are in the place where Mi-24 helicopters that have been put out of operation are spending their final days. The Mi-24 was a first tactical machine designed by MI and was in production until the 90s. After the collapse of the
USSR, the manufacturers of different parts of the helicopter were separated by the borders of the newly formed ex Soviet states. These helicopters were nicknamed "Crocodile" by the pilots and I wonder if you can see why.