Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The beauty of every place lost in time is revealed in a certain season. The place we’ll be visiting today looks the best in the middle of autumn as the construction seems even more magnificent in rainy weather.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The road that leads to the point of destination looks nice, yellow and beautiful.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Different creatures can be met on the way.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Somebody must have been caught while examining the place.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The shooting area.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The constructions show that we have almost reached the place and have to be more careful now.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

You are looking at the silhouette of the object that is to be examined.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The sign states that the border must not be crossed.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

To look at the object one needs to go behind the fence.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Dunay-3M is part of the upgraded A-35M ABM (anti-ballistic missile) system.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The building is intended for employees.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The last ‘door’ separates us from the desired object.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Numerous bunkers are located on the territory.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Soldiers’ voices are heard close.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The graves were dug out by soldiers who tried to threaten diggers and photographers who like visiting the places.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Working antennas.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The entrance to the computer center.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The beautiful autumn is left behind the window, and the place is abandoned inside.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

There are elevators in the building.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Stairs are also available.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The place is inhabited.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

It is easy to lose one’s way in the endless rooms and corridors.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

‘Officer building is the heart in the organism of the Army, Army is an eternal sentinel that never leaves its post’.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

They used to control the launch of missiles from here.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Radar map.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Alarm.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Some unknown devices.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The safety system is well-developed.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Electrical supply of the center.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Small satellites.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The system is not working any longer.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

A big hall is present on every floor. A technical floor is located under it.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The hermetic doors lead to the rooms with special equipment.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The special equipment is not here any longer, and only the chair remains.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

‘In case of fire break the glass, push the button, hold it for 3-5 sec and wait for firemen’

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

‘Hold the button at least for 2 sec. When the whistle is stopped  your signal is obtained by firemen ‘

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Technical floors.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

There is enough light on the first floor.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Secret documents were left here.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Executor

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The room was used for studying.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Can it be hydraulic equipment?

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The place used to be occupied by sets containing colling agents for the antenna.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The transformers are still working.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The scheme of the entire complex.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The corridor leads to the antenna itself.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Strange and scary noises can be heard everywhere.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The employees used the elevator to move along the antenna.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The headquarters.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

The place looks beautiful.

Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar

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14 thoughts on “Approaching the Abandoned Soviet Radar”

  1. How about:

    -how far we self hating-american-wannabee-Russian brats can go, selling out our country for a possible Green card ticket to the western Titanic?

    Yes the place looks beautiful but you orange guys are a disgrace…

    • I don’t think those are targets. To my understanding it is the thing that once was able to detect virtually any missile launch within many thousands of kilometers in the direction it is “looking at”. Something similar was demolished in Latvia some years after it got its independence.

  2. Gorgeous. Once again, you guys outdid yourself–the pictures are beautiful, the photo cutlines are amusing in their mangled English.

    It’s also great to see abandoned military sites like this one–to actually be inside the sites I was tasked to monitor in USAF intell. Keep up the great work. (And more Femen!)

  3. beautiful inside pictures of a facility from the glorious “space age” days.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful vintage machinary .
    It makes me sad that they are totally abandoned to dacay

    • It is abandoned, but Russia or other ex-soviet does not have enough money to properly scrap it. Technology was obsolete 20 years ago and only precious metals like aluminium and steel are left. Leaving it as is is cheap. These lights on the top must be on, to prevent planes to crash to antenna.

  4. Thanks for sharing. I’m always interested in the old glory of the USSR. I played all the s.t.a.l.k.e.r games. The photo’s show the same atmosphere.

  5. The facility in pictures is anti-ballistic missile radar Dunay-3U located at Chekhov near Moscow. Depicted is its biggest receiver (northern) site, which is located here https://goo.gl/maps/JifnD, the smallest (southern) transceiver site is located some 2-3 km away, here https://goo.gl/maps/Jm2z8

    Dunay-3U at Chekhov together with Dunay-3M at Kubinka were part of A-35 ACBM, an anti-ballistic missile system which was once defending Moscow from being swept out by Western ICBMs when doomsday come. The A-35 is already deprecated and has been replaced with A-135 which utilizes the only one radar facility Don-2N at Sofrino.

    Dunay-3U is now decomissioned and reportedly even dismantled. Once it gave 1.8 MW at UHF and sported 10 specialised computers. A closed town Chekhov-7 was built nearby to accomodate officers serving at Dunay-3U and their families, nowadays abandoned.

    Anyhow, there are much more interesting things in the close-to-mid vicinity of Dunay-3U and still in operation -) …

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