Grain Elevators of Russia

Grain Elevators of Russia

Grain elevators are used to store grain and grain is used to make bread and bread is head to everything as Russian saying goes. It’s not easy to support Russian population without necessary amounts of grain stored, especially thru winter months. For this purposes to satisfy large Russian cities with bread and circuses these structures are being built, out of rough gray concrete.

Grain Elevators of Russia

They are really huge in size and some of them staying abandoned already from Soviet times. And here is a collection of some of those across Russian cities.

 

Grain Elevators of Russia

Often being built inside the cities like this one from Saratov city, Russia with almost 1,000,000 population.

Grain Elevators of Russia

Or sometimes outside the city in the fields to collect grain from farmers, this one is in the Ural mountains.

Grain Elevators of Russia

Some are already out of use. During Soviet times the need for grain was higher, as there was little imported food and collective farms had to supply every need of Soviet citizen.

Grain Elevators of Russia

So these abandoned ones stay now across all Russia and nearest ex-Soviet states. This is a group of grain elevators near Yaroslavl Russia.

Grain Elevators of Russia

And those are abandoned elevators in Arzamas city. Youngsters fond of climbing those as they remind them set of some post apocalyptic movie.

Grain Elevators of Russia

Some were built on shore for easy ship loading/unloading, like this one in Rostov-on-Don.

Grain Elevators of Russia

Grain Elevators of Russia

And some abandoned ones are already destroyed, like this one in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Grain Elevators of Russia

But some are pretty intact and working since Soviet era.

Grain Elevators of Russia

Moscow had its grain elevators too. This one is being demolished now as it borders now-luxurious Moscow-City high tower area where towers with tens of floors being erected lately, so old buildings are being removed to free the land and not to worsen the view.

Grain Elevators of Russia

Elevators were often built near the rails and now some trains stay in same abandoned condition as elevators do.

Grain Elevators of Russia

See those dots? These are birds. Big friends of grain and elevators.

Grain Elevators of Russia

Tambov city, Russia.

Grain Elevators of Russia

Another Moscow elevator built in the Moscow river port.

Grain Elevators of Russia

In winter they look awesome too.

Grain Elevators of Russia

Grain Elevators of Russia

Grain Elevators of Russia

4 thoughts on “Grain Elevators of Russia”

  1. Same thing here in America. Many grain elevators are falling down or being torn down. Not so much of a need for them – anymore. Kinda sad. They were very important not to long ago. The US and Russia are really not that different. We both have our ups and downs.

  2. Sad to see some of them torn down, it makes you think of the people that use to work there.Great posting and photo’s, thanks.

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