As blogger Samson reports, Nelidovo in Tver region of Russia is a town where once the coal mines were operating. Later the coal mining here was found to be unprofitable and the mines got shut down. The last one was closed almost twenty years ago. However people stay in the town, the ones that couldn’t find a better place for themselves in the new reality. The blogger tells the town reminds him the landscapes of “Stalker”.
“If the windows are not boarded up then people live there.”
“The houses were built in early 1950s and not much changed here since then”, writes Samson.
“It was hard for me to imagine that sometime before people lived happily here”.
“The wooden underground houses, that look like hobbit huts were used as storages before.”