I am not sure, but as far as I recall despite lots of abandoned places posted on this blog, we didn’t feature any milk factories. In Soviet Russia milk factory was basically called a place which under the order of the Soviet State was producing different sort of milk products all under the same brand. Those could include a few types of milk of different fat contents, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream, ice cream, kefir and other products made out of cultured milk. Surprisingly, those didn’t produce any yogurt, and most of Soviet people didn’t try yogurts in their life, until the USSR collapsed.
Now this team of urban explorers lead by Vasili has travelled to one of those which lays abandoned from presently recent age – in 2012 he says it was totally closed, so this site he visited has both Soviet and Russian features inside:
The check point was vital in Soviet times and most of the factories had them which prevented people from sneaking out different goodies. Also it is decorated with the medals it has earned from the Soviet state.
One more checkpoint.
“At this point we have met the guards”, says Vasilii, “who escorted us out. But this is just the beginning”.
So they went around the fence and just climbed inside in a different place.
“It suffered a lot from the fire which destroyed all stuff here”, says the blogger.
A Soviet mosaic of someone looking like a sufi manifesting a bunch of milk goodies.
The magazine is from 1968. “Science and Life”. You see it has some pixel art featured on the cover – back in 1968.
Refrigerators are here.
Another mosaic – 40 years since the WW2 victory.
And one more – now a mural with ladies.
“And then we went to the laboratories”, says Vasili
One more mosaic – raise the flag of socialistic competition. They are pretty weird sometimes.
“Remember, people await your product”.
“This room was the most intact from every other place here we visited. Even the machines were on is place, though on each there were names written on chalk, probably the names of the future owners who bought this”.
Vasili says this barrels have faces.
And then they went into cellars. “It was huge and dark and I had to use my cellphone to get some light for photos”.
Thanks to Vasilii for the photos!