This is how an abandoned residential district looks in the Russian North. This is not some Far Far North in Siberia but rather a European North, close to Norway (really close, just maybe 50km from the border of Norway) and close to the waters of the Northern Ocean, which seems not to freeze here due to the Gulf-stream. So the blogger Lana went there to take photos and thanks to her efforts we can see those photos here, too. Come inside for a tour of the spooky abandoned village, the former home of scientists who came to the North to study biology during Soviet Times but aren’t there any more. Some people still prefer to remain living there.
They built a village here that was pretty nice looking at the time, and they founded a branch of the Murmansk Maritime Biological Research Institution. That was in the 1930s and it ceased to exist in the early 1990s.
People still live here but not more than a few of them. The institute practically completely ceased to exist except for one lab that surprisingly is still working now, from what Lana says.
The house in the background is one of the houses that are still inhabited.
And here is the Research Institution that started all of this village.
Academy of Sciences USSR: Murmansk Maritime Biological Institute.
This thing is on support piles.