A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

Ghost-cities are the places abandoned due to various reasons – economic decline, wars, natural or anthropogenic catastrophies. This city stands in the range of the ghost ones. This is Stepnogorsk and this post is devoted to it.

It is not far from Zaporizhzhya but here are nearly no people or cars. The center is represented by a couple of shops and kiosks. The atmosphere is rather gloomy and it’s hard to imagine how people can live here. Looks like a Ukrainian “Zombieland”…

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

So post-apocalyptic…

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

You won’t need much time to see how the city lives …

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A mine 7 km away from the city. It was built in 1989 but didn’t work long and when it closed people’s plans were shattered and they began to leave the city … Many cities shared the same destiny.

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

This used to be a canteen.

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

Our next destination is the Popov castle – an outstanding historical and architectural monument of the second half of the XIX century. One of the largest mansions and parks in the south of the Russian Empire. The only one preserved mansion complex on the territory of the Zaporizhzhya Region. It sounds great but in fact …

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

But in fact it’s an abandoned place that nobody needs …

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

And it’s the shore of the Kakhovsky reservoir.

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

All in litter and junk …

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

A Ghost City Stepnogorsk

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25 thoughts on “A Ghost City Stepnogorsk”

  1. Looks like the STALKER devs drew some inspiration from this town for their game… Going on a stroll through the game ends up with some eerily similar images and places… A building or two even had the same paintjobs as that old canteen. Nice!

    • Stop looking at Google Maps and assuming that’s correct. It’s at the east end of the Kakhovsky Reservoir in souther Ukraine, just south of the city of Zaporozhye.

  2. Its sad to see a town wither and die like that. Near where I live are a lot of gold mining towns that are no more. Some of the buildings still remain but are not in as good as shape as some of these buildings. Thanks for the uploads…

  3. The life sometimes can be very weird. 🙂 Many people would be happy to get an own little flat, so they ask the banks for some loan. And here? Everytimg is -if I may say so- free of charge, but nobody needs. 🙂

  4. Founded by chance you know the article and I’m from Stepnogorsk)))) Now I live in the capital of Ukraine. Valid people live there)) I know it’s crazy for you. The human psyche is getting used to everything. I talk to anyone interested in the social network, I will be glad to communicate with people who from another world))) I’m sorry for the inaccuracy is Google translator 🙂 http://vk.com/id74656793

  5. I too, would like to see the living part of this town and to know about it’s people and culture. Stepnogorsk is similar to many towns over the world and I have to agree it is very sad to see such desolation. I feel very sorry for the people there. I want to give them the following idea; there is hope and I will be part of that hope.

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