Abandoned In Russia

It has been opened for everyone for a long time so the local youth spent much time here listening to music, dancing and simply fooling around.

Abandoned In Russia

Year of 1965.

Abandoned In Russia

The girls, Vera and Nadya, made these notes on the wall 34 years ago. What have happened to them afterwards? Nobody knows.

Abandoned In Russia

“I love you”.

Abandoned In Russia

Some time ago one could see water from this window.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Later a base for the frontier guard has been built here.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

But the  frontier guard left this place too as in 2003 the border was withdrawn.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Some strange other-worldly posts.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

This is the small village near the lighthouse.

Abandoned In Russia

The lighthouse has been the highest building in the whole district for a very long time.

Abandoned In Russia

But then it lost its position.

Abandoned In Russia

A suspicious conduit. Apparently for the oil transportation.

Abandoned In Russia

Turned out it was a simple wastepipe.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

A fortress of Coporie in the Leningrad Region. It was built in 1240 by Germans. A year later it was Alexander Nevsky who occupied the fortress and drove the Germans away.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Now the fortress is a kind of a museum. The ticket costs1 dollar (for students and pensioners the cost is even less) so you can easily call this place abandoned. The overall condition is awful.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Tasty pasties are sold here.

Abandoned In Russia

Having bought a ticket you get this piece of paper that says: “Fortress is in the state of emergency. Don’t walk on its walls – dangerous for your life”.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

730 years of existence.

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

Till the very 20th century the fortress has been abandoned. In 1979-83 the fortress has been improved and a booth with the ticket seller has been put on its territory. Since that time it has been a museum.

Abandoned In Russia

Abandoned In Russia

21 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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