Gorky Nuclear Heating Plant started to be built in the early 1980s and was never finished for multiple reasons including public protests and the collapse of the USSR, of course. The plant hasn’t been completed, the reactor unit hasn’t been assembled, and fuel was never brought… That’s why the place is considered safe for visiting from the point of view of radiation hazard. The brave blogger lana-sator included this place in the list of great abandoned objects she has to see and shoot for us.
Endless corridors resemble those of some unfinished building, they were not even close to completion of the construction.
However, numerous thick protective doors bring us back to reality and remind us where we are.
Some parts of the premises meet us with absolute emptiness or lonely pipes in their corners, others are messed up with different stuff.
It seems that every new door leads to a new place but quite soon you have a sense of deja vu. Are we at the start point again? Or not?
Another spacious room filled with tangled rusty pipes, reservoirs and valves.
Suddenly, the interior becomes bright!
It does not last long though..
This part of the complex was already in use when the project was cancelled.
There are areas of different purposes here: labs, shops, offices, computer rooms… Posters on the walls, dry flowers on the windowsills, postcards and Soviet agitation under the feet…
Finally, we come to the reactor unit that looks like a construction site the way it is traditionally imagined. It’s hard to understand what exactly these numerous pieces of equipment are for…
The place has several convenient points for observation.
Some details are still packed…
You may think it’s that very reactor but it’s not, it’s just an unusual cover on the construction stand.
Some structures are hidden under the ground, others, on the contrary, emerge to show off.
Many places for crawling are here..
The head of the fault finding tool is actually radioactive and better not to be touched. They had to find at least one thing of such kind here!
EnglishRussia wants to thank Russian blogger lana-sator for the risk she constantly takes and taking so rare and cool images!