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.
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.
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.
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!”.
“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…
Another abandoned place – one of the numerous Kuban wineries.
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.
There have even been a private railway.
These boxes are similar to the beer bottle boxes.
These glass pipes are used for making bottles.
Lenin is watching you.
Barrel with broken glass.
And with completely new bottles.
5 liters containers.
Boxes with many labels.
The plant was big before. Now there are only several workshops and the other buildings look like this one.
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.
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.