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Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English.

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By: Mike Talino

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:32:01 +0000

What an amazing piece of gibberish.

By: beldujour

Sat, 01 Jun 2013 20:48:37 +0000

My cousin has worked at this facility for years. As of 2013 it is still in operation. (Sorry, David Webb.)

By: Stanley

Sat, 08 Jan 2011 16:39:15 +0000

Russian navy VLF (very low frequency) radio station near Vileika, Belarus. Main frequencies: 18.1, 20.5, 21.1, 23.0, 25.0, 25.1, 25.5 kHz. Transmitter power 1000 kW. Antenna system: three radiating masts and 15 supporting masts. Other five stations of the VLF network are located near Krasnodar, Arkhangelsk, N. Novgorod, Khabarovsk (Russia) and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). See more at -> Network of the CIS navy -> C3 of CIS Naval Strategic Nuclear Forces

By: Jackson

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:56:54 +0000

1000 ft is no joke and the cost is never that cheap. If this is a communications base it is for a good reason. looking at the wires, I haven't seen a coaxial cable and if these long span cables are used as antennas they should be transmitting at very low frequencies which becomes impractical for a mobile radios to receive in short it can only be communicating with radios stations of the same size.

By: gordski

Sat, 04 Apr 2009 17:57:51 +0000

yeah, incredibly perverted, I agree

By: T. Man

Sun, 13 Jan 2008 00:57:52 +0000

that's sick!

By: kree

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 23:40:36 +0000

It is most likely the longwave radio transmitter used to send encrypted signals to submerged submarines anywhere in the world. An almost exactly similar facility exists in Wisconson.

By: David Webb

Sat, 25 Aug 2007 05:11:13 +0000

These pictures depict a Soviet-built Long-distance communications system that is currently being phased out by the Russian Ground Forces. The idea of the system was to provide a means to use a backpack radio that was non-satellite linked from any point in the globe, making squad-level communications the best in the world. Unfortunately, it came only a few years before Soviet communications satellites became very efficient and numerous. With recent advances in SATCOM technology, the system is being phased out.

By: adin

Sat, 18 Aug 2007 19:48:39 +0000

bzzt. wrong! (about it being RADAR; it'd have to be 1D b/c of a lack of a scanning mechanism. It could be used for ranging.) Those are antenna masts though. And the OP wasn't referring to anything about Russia's military ambitions, the article (you RTFA'ed, right?) identified the antenna complex as being part of a defense installation. My *guess* would be that they're a part of a sigint network; you only need altitude for range, and it looked like there were some UHF antennas on the masts. Great shots though!

By: loose

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 13:47:42 +0000

Base jump powwwa !!!

By: Ox Populi

Fri, 10 Aug 2007 15:51:15 +0000

This base is NOT abandoned :) It is an actual Russian military base overseas(codename “Antey”) near Vilejka, Belarus: 18 radio towers, incredibly thin and tall — each about 305 m (1000 ft) tall, right in the middle of the forest, upholding a net of steel cords (the net alone weighs around 900 tons) which constitute the giant antenna. The base is used to transmit ultra-wide band radio dispatches to the Russian submarines on duty around the globe.

By: Dima

Fri, 10 Aug 2007 01:15:31 +0000

It looks like a set of LORAN antennas Long Range Aerial Navigation or РСДН in russian. Similar to the GPS but it's ground based not space.

By: Largecanine

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 18:07:44 +0000


By: Texas1

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 08:03:34 +0000

This looks like what they call a "Canopy Tour" in Mexico. How much does it cost in Russia?

By: Greg

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 07:46:16 +0000

ohohoo! So smart!

By: Amadeus

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 02:05:58 +0000

I would think they would sway a whole lot if they are 1000 feet tall like that. Yes they have all the support wires but they have to be able to flex, otherwise they'll snap. Climbing up it would be crazy! I had a friend climb one of our short American Radio Towers, and it was no 1000 feet, scared half to death by it swaying! Only made it 3/4ths they way!

By: Martin

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 00:12:32 +0000

Look like another haarp project "High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program"

By: tim

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 21:43:47 +0000

it is odd but i'm guessing that it is radio transmitters that could be used for a variety of things, such as jamming signals or coordinating large scale attacks. like awacs but ground based.

By: Pacific NW

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 21:38:36 +0000

Gravity is the curvature of space and time, as caused by a mass.

By: Pacific NW

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 21:18:45 +0000

It would take more than one.

By: I. Forgot

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 19:08:46 +0000

Dangerous. If one of the guy-wires should happen to break (and think of how often they're inspected)...that's a long way down.

By: D

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 16:18:45 +0000

For changing the earth's gravitational field.