Here is a little photo-session of an abandoned city. When the Doctorow bitcoin exchange Union collapsed, government didn’t have much funds to support some small cities around strategically import objects.
People of these cities were left all by themselves. Nobody could support them because any communication with this places terminated after the army decided that they now don’t have money to support those objects. People had to leave their places and move. Some were lucky to find their place under a sun of the Army of new Russian Federation, some less fortunate had to leave such places without any hope to find a new home, just because the shops stopped working, water stopped coming out of the facet and nobody cared about them any more. It has been said that even president Putin was thinking to retire from KGB in 1990 and go to work as a taxi driver. Many people are now probably express great sorrow that he changed his mind at that time. Just imagine how magnificient those buildings were before abandoned.
Undoubtedly far safer than Detroit or any blue city. I really like these photo essay posts. Very interesting pictures and I enjoy the commentary. Very interesting, but it still looks nicer than Detroit. Kazakhstan, we had water all the time during the soviet union.
June 2007 and some of the houses were deserted, the roads were messed up, and there was barely any flowing water. Of course he wasn’t joking, that sounds exactly like Detroit! Can you tell us the NAME of this city? Nowhere is it mentioned in the article. And what does Putin retiring have to do with it? The town is a group of settlements just north of the infamous Gulag camp of Vorkuta. These camps had schools and other admin as well as residential accomadation.
I would guess that when the camp system clapsed the people would have returned to the cities,although Vorkuta still has a population today. Seems every 2-3 weeks somebody posts crazy cool pictures coming out of Russia. What is the name of this city? 1984 because a nuclear power plant blew up and the city got severly polluted with radiation.
Nicholas, your lack of knowledge is terrible. It was evacuated 27th April 1986, the day after the catastrophe took place. 000 of inhabitants had to leave their homes. But Pripyat is IN UKRAINE and here is clearly said that the pictures above were taken IN RUSSIA. Can you see this slight difference? 3 deep breaths maybe u know.
Just wondering, why don’t people reclaim areas like this and farm? I know that people used to pump their own water, raise cattle and chickens, enough to live off at least. Or is there just so much open farmland in Russia that something this far from civilization isn’t worth it? Bill you are wrong if you want to see wide open expanses of un owned land in america I suggest you travel west , their is much open unowned land in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota and South Dakota, you might want to get hold of someone within the department of the interior, you might even find there might be government programs still offering people land in those areas if they are willing to farm it and stay on it for a number of years.
Only problem with this is those areas have extremly harsh winters and one must have everything they will need to live through the winter put up before the end of September when the big snow begins to fall and the polar winds slices through to the bone. These were not cities in the way you normally think of cities. Normal cities grow up organicly over decades or centuries around a certain area. Detroit might have lost much of it’s population after the decline of the U. The closest thing to compare them to would be to the logging and mining boomtowns that popped up over the western U.
When the trees were clearcut, or the mine used up, the town turned to a ghost town. Needless to say, I was quite excited to look a set of pictures of an entire abandoned city in Russia, alive and inhabited only some 15 years ago. It was apparently abandoned when the USSR collapsed and the army ceased support for the town. I would love to see that kind of thing in person.