Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Russian blogger Sergey has visited this town called “Karl Libnecht” in Kursk region of Russia – the place where one of the most intense tank battles of World War 2 took place and brought the story from there. Here what he says:

“Before this was a happy place. People were working, on weekends people were taking a rest and walking around, children were smiling. Now on the streets of Karl Libnecht you’ll rarely see good smile. Before there were two giant factories here – the machine building plant and sugar factory. Those were economic giants of federal level. But now this is how the machine building factory looks like (above on the photo)”. Let’s read on!

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

The text on the brick reads: “Ahead to the victory of communism!”.

“Over 2,000 people were working here. In 1990s it faced hard times. Now only broken glass windows and empty walls is what is left from the plant”, says Sergey.

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

They say that in 2011 a new investor appeared, but looks he hasn’t started anything yet.

‘Plants were working, people were living their life and thought it would continue at no end. But then the end happened”, says the blogger.

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Then this is the sugar plant:

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

“I never saw such a huge sugar plant before!”, says Sergey.

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

The parts of the plant being demolished.

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

And those are residential areas around.

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

“Like after the war!”, says Sergey.

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Surviving Town Karl Libnecht

Hope you liked Sergey’s photos!

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14 thoughts on “Surviving Town Karl Libnecht”

  1. Welcome to capitalism. If it does not benefit speculators then it doesn’t get done no matter what the need or benefits to society.

  2. I feel for these people, they had work and a reason for living. Large company’s pull out leaving devastation behind, all in the name of profit for shareholders.

  3. hi,
    I am doing research about abandonment in human settlements (and brownfields)
    Currently, I am focused on 19th and 20th century towns founded in era and location of mining fever / planned economy / one dominating purpose,.that have already gone through the development climax and demographic maximum; towns that are loosing population and have been shrinking in past decades..
    It will be a great help if you could give me any advice on getting any of Town plan, Town development plan, original /historical development plan of Karl Libnecht (Libknekht), or redirecting me to anyone who may be helpful in this topic.
    Thank you for your time and any information.

  4. hi,
    I am doing research about abandonment in human settlements (and brownfields)
    Currently, I am focused on 19th and 20th century towns founded in era and location of mining fever / planned economy / one dominating purpose,.that have already gone through the development climax and demographic maximum; towns that are loosing population and have been shrinking in past decades..
    It will be a great help if you could give me any advice on getting any of Town plan, Town development plan, original /historical development plan of town of Karl Libknekht, or redirecting me to anyone who may be helpful in this topic.
    Thank you for your time and any information.

  5. I stayed away due to the site only having two photos per page. it’s nice to see more photos on each page again.

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