Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Very sad to realize how many of them are in Russia nowadays… and how wonderful most of them have been at the time of their prosperity.

Abandoned In Russia

An abandoned Uzhginskaya village. You can walk along this village as if you’re walking in the museum and look at how people lived there before. Very sad and interesting at the same time.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

The most touching thing is to find personal things of former residents. In this house there lived a woman. These things are everything that left from her in this world.

Abandoned In Russia

This Soviet postcard says: “Congratulations with the spring holiday, the 8th of March. Be healthy, happy with your family, successful at your job. Happy holiday atmosphere and all good things to you!”.

Abandoned In Russia

“Dear granny. Congratulations with the 8th of March. Be healthy, best regards and many smiles to you. But what we want most of all is that you’ll come to us and have an acquaintance with your granddaughter. Sincerely, your family.” Unfortunately we’ll never know if the granny ever met her granddaughter or not…

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Another abandoned place – one of the numerous Kuban wineries.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

This plant and the state farm attached to it were very tough. They produced dozens of different types of wines made from different sorts of grapes.

Abandoned In Russia

There have even been a private railway.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Some equipment.

Abandoned In Russia

These boxes are similar to the beer bottle boxes.

Abandoned In Russia

These glass pipes are used for making bottles.

Abandoned In Russia

Lenin is watching you.

Abandoned In Russia

Former checkpoint.

Abandoned In Russia

Barrel with broken glass.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

And with completely new bottles.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

5 liters containers.

Abandoned In Russia

Boxes with many labels.

Abandoned In Russia

The plant was big before. Now there are only several workshops and the other buildings look like this one.

Abandoned In Russia

And this is an abandoned lighthouse in the Astrakhan Region not far from the coast of the Caspian Sea. It was built in 1761 by the Peter the Great’s order.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

At first it was built of wood then was reconstructed and became stony. In 1928 the water started to subside and the lighthouse turned out to be unprofitable anymore.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

22 thoughts on “Abandoned In Russia”

  1. “Lenin is watching you.”
    Well, I’m watching him, too. Reading about him. I’m “studying as Lenin studied.”
    Actually, depopulation is not all that bad. I live in an urban sprawl. Like living in an ant’s nest.

  2. I’ve been reading this web for a while now. And with post like this one, I can say it looks like russians are experts in abandoing amazing stuff, from vehicles and machinery to entire towns.

    • People didn’t abandon these places “just for lulz”.
      Right after USSR collapse, a lot of factories\enterprises\etc “died”, because they had no money anymore. Mines died = Mine towns died. The same thing is here I guess.
      Use you brain.

  3. I know Russia is a huge country, but it is just amazing to see just how many places are abandoned. And indeed, the water tower is neat.

  4. This is sad but a beautiful post. Great Photos. I’d love to see them all. Thanks.

    730 years of existance and some $#!+s comes along and thinks (s)he has to tags it. That’s horrible.

    I hope all these places can be preserved and protected.

  5. It is sad that EnglishRussia posts pictures of abandoned places very very often, so people begin to think that EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE is abandoned here…

    • Aw don’t worry about the people who don’t read enough to know better. I guess the admin. thinks these posts are interesting to an audience. Amer. has lots of abandoned places; hence, that’s why there is a “Rust Belt”. Penn., W.V., Ohio, Ken., Mich., etc. has loads of abandoned places. The move of manufacturing overseas by amoral capitalists in the 1960s-1980s devastated these areas.

  6. In the Great Plains of the U.S. small towns are also being abandoned rapidly. Nat. Geographic mag had a story last Summer (2010) full of abandoned places pics.

  7. Hello,

    I have been reading your blog for a longer time. I just have to say that I really love it. It is a good chance to peak into the neighbor country in East. Keep on the good work and don’t quit! 🙂

    Best regards from Finland.

  8. I’m with Jessica as well. This is a new important place for me. I’ve found lots of such places. These are how I come to know things. How some of us regard our lonely places is just as revealing as how we regard our livelier places. I look, and read, for myself.

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