If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Research Institute-4 or military unit 25840 is located 25 km from the Moscow Kremlin in Yubileiny, the Moscow region. Once here was a flight control centre from where they were watching the flights of the first Earth satellites and the flight of Yuri Gagarin. The flight control centre was moved not far, to Korolev, and in the 1960s the instituted started performing other tasks: mainly at requests of strategic rocket forces. In fact all the city Yubileiny was built to provide the employees of this institute. In the 1990s it lost its status of “a close military city” and military men started to occupy empty laboratory buildings of the institute.

Let’s see how officers’ families live. Journalists, bloggers, press office of RF Ministry of Defense do not come here and do not show how live those who work for the Russian space-rocket field.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Building 15. The former typography. Now it is a dormitory for officers’ families. It’s been here for 5 years.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

The corridor inside the building

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Electricity if often off due to power supply overload.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Water supply comes from fire hydrants…

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Sewage pipe

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

One of the rooms. Seems the family has been given an apartment…

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Sewage pipes under the ceiling

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Handmade kitchen extractor

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Water in the dormitory is unfit for drinking, so they use such filters

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Electric pipe

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

The ceilings are 3.60 m high so many rooms are made in two tiers. 2 meters – the first floor and about 1.50 – the second one that is often used for a children’s room.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Internet!

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Life-threatening!

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

The advertisement is 2 years old…

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

The unit command is trying to blaim the dormitory dwellers for poor fire safety.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

The family of the building superintendent lives here.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Officers clean the yard from old leaves. They do not like photographers here. Almost all of them are standing in the line for “better housing conditions” and some reckless photo or interview may put them in the end of the list or simply fire with no chances to get any dwelling. There are other ways to make people keep silent. Opening a criminal case, for example…

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

One of the abandoned lab buildings

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

One more

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Playground

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Resting with a family after work.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Former barrack of the combat support equipment company

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Slowly decaying barrack

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Abandoned canteen, last year it still worked.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

The barrack today is the place for kids to play at.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Shabby soldiers’ bathhouse

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Shooting area all in grass

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Building 14. They used to test rocket engines here.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

This building complex is called “balls”

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Inside

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

House keeping time table for those who have strollers

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

“In Russia everyone is important!” Really?

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Trees grow on the roof of another abandoned building.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

The dwellers often receive various directions to keep the dormitories in good condition. Why not just settle them to new places?

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

“Do not steal! The government doesn’t like competitors”

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

“Get in here”

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Movie studio building of the Ministry of Defense is not used anymore

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

“Movie studio of the Moscow Region of the RF”

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Dwelling building 107

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

People do what they can to make the living conditions better…

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Order to participate in the day of unpaid work. Attendance is necessary

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Barbecue after the workday

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

The wanted to give this house for settlement too.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Incomplete complex “Forest crown”.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Not everything is so bad – here’s a building where the unit command lives, for example.

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere

Location: Yubileiny

via d-schedrin

13 thoughts on “If You Work In the Space-Rocket Sphere”

  1. When I was in the Army there were times when we had to live in barracks that were 70 to 80 years old. I thought that was bad…sadly mistaken. These buildings are about 50 years old and look worse than any barracks I stayed in. I truly feel bad for the Russian soldier. I’m suprised the Russian Army exists today…

  2. Just like the good old days….. the nomenklatura gets the good stuff, everbody else gets a big fist up their a**es.

  3. Astounding. No US officer on active duty lives in such conditions. These Russian officers surely deserve better!

  4. Hey, geniuses. The captions give the impression that this is a officers accommodation. Sure, it was, years ago. The MoD gave up this apartment complex long ago, and the civilians took over. Sure, some former military personnel do live there, but its mostly civilians.

    Journalists, bloggers, press office of RF Ministry of Defense do not come here and do not show how they live because, apart from some former officers, they have no obligations here.

    The reason they want their pictures taken is that if they are found to already have accomodation, their application for a new apartment will be revoked. And yes, new apartments are being built. (apartments don’t grow on tress, they take time)

    Nice job, whoever it is that took the pictures.

  5. I worked at this institute. It was the nursery of idlers. As well as tens to it similar. It has brought the contribution to destruction of the USSR. For what to it thanks. It is unique result of its work. It is a pity that it is not present more. It could to disorganise Russia also. On pleasure to all people of a planet

  6. No wonder why so many vets complain about conditions for the military and Putin doesn’t give a rat’s ass about any of them with the exception of using Military officers for political purposes if things aren’t going his way.

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