Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Everyone must have heard about the Large Hadron Collider built in Switzerland. But few people know that the world-famous collider Soviet scientists had started constructing 20 years before in a small village near Moscow. That time it was the largest particle accelerator. Let’s visit today almost deserted site of the suspended largest particle accelerator to be.

Map of the suspended accelerator. Six major objects are located over the site.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

The landscape reminds of some post-nuclear science fiction fantasies.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

The largest ground objects.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Judging from the big crane we may suggest it was the very place for lifting the most large-size objects.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

There are still some trucks and dangerous guarding dogs.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

The highest mine shaft.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

It is the place where people went down into mines. And a face in the place…

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

A lot of trolleys around.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

This nearly dead bus once carried workers around the building site.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

It is strange that this mine shaft is still in a good state.

“Glory to labor”

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

This is a storehouse with a suspended mine. If one throws a stone into a window,  the sound of the drop will be heard only after 4 seconds. The gate is broken and judging from the truck traces everything was stolen and taken out.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Even some concrete plates disappeared.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

The nature is wonderful here, though.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

The particle accelerator occupied pretty large territory.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

The construction is encircled with a fence with barbed wire, there are no traces of life inside.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Such pretty dwarf firs grow on the roofs.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Now – inside.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

The length of the tunnel corresponds to the average length of a Moscow subway line.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

There was actually no need to make such wide tunnel, but the builders had only subway constructing equipment, and that’s why it reminds of subway so much.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Such trolley can be used to move along the tunnel.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Strange constructions hang over the explorers’ heads.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

The most amazing thing inside – a table in the middle of the tunnel with chairs, cups, newspapers and a kettle. Probably some underground people have had a party here recently.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

The future of this giant construction is very obscure, one of the options nowadays is to use it for space rays study.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

We can hope this beautiful construction will not be abandoned and is going to be used for some valuable purposes.

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider

Location: Protvino

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17 thoughts on “Russian Abandoned Twin of Large Hadron Collider”

  1. Looks like they got about as far as the US in building a giant particle accelerator. The US attempt also sits partially completed and completely abandoned. If memory serves, it is located in Texas and for sale.

    • I went down this cyclatron tunnel in 1976 and saw the ‘bubble chamber’ where the electrons were to be spread and the huge concrete blocks that were supposed to stop them.
      We were told that CERN, based in Europe, had given this technology to the Russians.
      I worked for six months on the sophisticated computer software and hardware supplied by ICL UK.

    • I see you call your self a soviet Marxist, so I can only assume you love tyranny, control over others and socialism so all. Hmmmm you might want to rethink your paradigms, seems your an ENLIL supporter

  2. This is the actual site where the book Atlas Shrugged takes place. It was originally a government weapon. But when there is no one left to rob from, Socialism dies.

  3. The quantity of junk left to rot is staggering…. there must be easily one jillion billion tons of the stuff scattered all throughout Russia.

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