Assorted Russia, Part 20

Assorted Russia, Part 20

Inhabitants of Rostov-on-Don spend hot summer days in one old abandoned storehouse, among its ruins on the bank of the river Don. Once a spring spouted here and transformed the building into an unusual pool.

Assorted Russia, Part 20

This building is one of Paramonovskiye warehouses that are a complex of storage facilities of the XIX century in Rostov-on-Don. They are monuments of the federal importance.

Assorted Russia, Part 20

Warehouses remained by a miracle after bombings of the port during the Great Patriotic War. Though one bomb did get here and damaged a water-cooling system. The most significant destructions of warehouses fell on the era of their abandoned existence. Storehouses suffered from at least five fires.

Assorted Russia, Part 20

During the last years of the USSR warehouses were used according to their intended purpose, they stored cement, building materials, etc. In 1985 Paramonovskiye warehouses received the status of historical and cultural monuments of the local importance. A little later the buildings received the status of monuments of the federal significance.

Assorted Russia, Part 20

All buildings of storehouses are currently only ruins, adorned with lakes and waterfalls of spring water.

Assorted Russia, Part 20

Due to the constant temperature of springs on ruins of storehouses, a unique microclimate has developed here. Practically all year round green grass grows in this place.

Assorted Russia, Part 20

In June 2011 a group of local enthusiasts initiated an action to clean all garbage in storehouses. But this noble initiative was not support by local authorities.

Assorted Russia, Part 20

Paramonovskiye stores or so called “Paramons” became a cult place for natives of Rostov-on-Don.  Adults and children like to swim in the pool of the ruined building. Tourists come here to see storehouses like a historical monument.

Assorted Russia, Part 20

An unknown very strange creature was discovered at one Russian dacha. Seems the poor snail was invaded by parasites.

Assorted Russia, Part 20

Assorted Russia, Part 20

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Assorted Russia, Part 20

Russian girls are strong and this one proves it in the video. This beautiful and athletic girl blows up a hot-watter bottle.

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Assorted Russia, Part 20

A monument to a computer keyboard was erected in Kostanay, Kazakhstan. The concrete keyboard with the size of 5/10 meters was put up in the territory of the engineering and pedagogical university by the help of its students and pedagogues. The size of one button is 65/70 cm.

Assorted Russia, Part 20

The main purpose of it is to show that the university goes with the times and uses modern technologies. Besides the keyboard protects this place from illegal parking.

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26 thoughts on “Assorted Russia, Part 20”

  1. > A monument to a computer keyboard was erected in Kostanay, Kazakhstan.

    This monument is located in Ekaterinburg (Russia).
    In Kazakhstan, there is also the same monument, but it looks different.

    • Actually, we should be building monuments to tools, technologies, and ideas, and tearing down monuments to heroes, since all of them are flawed one way or another.

    • As someone else said before, there are some people here that need their daily dose of bashing Russians for no reason. Seems they need that fix every morning.

        • You mean, you do bad jokes about Russians to try to correct misconceptions to suit your self centered stories… I guess you need to go more outside. It’s a nice summer.

            • Truth? Yours? Don’t flatter yourself. Nobody hates your great country; just some self serving ignorant dimwits with phony opinions like yours, with no truth at all. You’re easy to debunk and that’s fun. Seems you only need to mock at somebody, like a bored kid, that’s all.

  2. WHAT??? That poor old store house in Rostov-on-Don is a monument of federal importance and yet it’s being neglected and allowed to deteriorate like that?!

    Only in Russia.

  3. Officials want to make reconstructions of the storehouses,but seems to be half would be destroyed for office building 🙁

  4. I’m seeing ,the big pool in Moscow kremlin in near future.do something to restore Russia from big “abandoned” ghost land.

  5. The warehouse pools look fun for hot weather. Nice post. It seems that Crimea can do good tourist business with clean and interesting ruins.

  6. What in earth is going on with that snail? No one mention the snail!? Thats like alien or something? Someone knows what it is?

    AWESOME, Disco-Snail.

  7. Zombie – snail.
    http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/kids/animals-pets-kids/invertebrates-kids/snail-zombies-kids.html

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