Reduced To Ruins

Reduced To Ruins

“Enamel hollowware department”.

Check out a photo coverage from a factory in the Vladimir Region which used to produce enamel hollowware but has been reduced to ruins…

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“Uniform washing schedule”.

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“Working hours”.

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“Zavtra” (standing for “tomorrow”).

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“We used to be the first!”

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“New Year ball”.

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“Exit”.

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Location: The Vladimir Region

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10 thoughts on “Reduced To Ruins”

    • There were gas masks everywhere, even in school. In case of nuclear war, caused of course by evil imperialists. It is soviet way of dealing with problems – like radioactive fallout = “give them gas masks and tell them it helps”. Of course, gas masks does not work agains radiation.

  1. All the abandoned places in Russia have gas masks strewn about.
    My theory is that the gas masks had something to do with the abandonement.

  2. It’s a shame that so much soviet history goes to waste. It would be good for future generations if what remains could be preserved as national heritage. No doubt it’s painful or irrelevant for current generations, but historically it’s important.

    • Everything in the Soviet Union was dull, grey and drub. Everything beautiful was created before the Revolution (with rare exceptions, like Stalin times architecture). Almost all Soviet household items were ugly. Even Soviet cars, except for those the design of which was replicated from foreign ones. Look at that staircase in these picture – it hasn’t changed too much, all stairs in residential buildings still look like that! So nothing really would be to exhibit in that museum. I grew up in one-million people city of thousands of same grey buildings, grey factories, dirty streets (mud up to your ankles everywhere). There was no paved road between my house and my school, in the middle of a 10-thousand population apartment buildings sub-division. No air conditioning anywhere, hordes of mosquitoes, drunk workers everywhere, empty food stores, no telephones. In my class of 42 students, only one family had a phone, because their father was a manager on one of the factories.

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