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

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By: Me

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:18:48 +0000

Have you visited the northeast lately, or any of the ruins that used to be Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Cleveland, New York, et al ... ?

By: Me

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:17:48 +0000

Hey there in 2007, how's your hope and change going? What? Oh, sorry.

By: Me

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:16:29 +0000

Exactly; although, this city actually has a future, unlike Detroit. Looks a lot like Cuomo's New York too, or what's left of it. Hey, maybe it IS the little dictator's state after all!

By: Me

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:14:41 +0000

Of course he wasn't joking, that sounds exactly like Detroit!

By: Me

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:14:05 +0000

Undoubtedly far safer than Detroit or any blue city.

By: Des

Thu, 31 May 2012 20:31:53 +0000

I like your captions, it's just sad to see this place get abandoned like that.

By: Mobo

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 20:40:29 +0000

booya! :)

By: Mariel

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:58:51 +0000

My god is so sad ...

By: Mobo

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 18:55:04 +0000

C to the R to the E to the A... Cream of Wheat!

By: Imp_104

Mon, 06 Sep 2010 04:44:18 +0000

I lived in Severnyy ("Northern") town near the Vorkuta. But it's still alive. Very sad to see this dying town...

By: city news

Thu, 19 Aug 2010 06:29:36 +0000

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By: qwark

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 18:54:48 +0000

You Exaggerate.

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Tue, 03 Aug 2010 23:22:20 +0000

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By: Las ciudades fantasma de la Unión Soviética (y II) « Fronteras

Sun, 02 May 2010 21:55:00 +0000

[...] cultura tras ser bombardeada por el ejército ruski. La primera foto (y las dos anteriores) son de English Russia; las dos de debajo son de, una página dedicada al pueblo por antiguos residentes. En [...]

By: Branco

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 05:43:16 +0000

Just think about this: Country so powerful, and population so vital and adaptable that abandoning a city and founding another one - a tousand miles away is a snap. Countries like USA or Britain could not pull something like this since the 19th century, and their "Gold Rushes" and "East Indian Companies"! And Russians have such a large and rich country. Maybe somebody here sees a despair and dissolution? I see a strenght of Soviet (now Russian) people, who could actally afford it (it should be a subject for contemplation, especially for you living in industrialized, overpopulated western countries)! And I am not even Russian ...

By: » 7 Abandoned Wonders of the Former Soviet Union: Deserted Cities, Buildings, Bases and More nmvsite

Fri, 16 Apr 2010 11:40:00 +0000

[...] City: Promyshlennyi, Russia was abandoned with the fall of the Soviet Union, cut off from communication with and [...]

By: Ghost Towns: Places Abandoned Due To Disasters (PICS) | WebEcoist

Thu, 15 Apr 2010 19:08:10 +0000

[...] running water was discontinued. The residents had to pick up and move.(image credits:English Russia,English Russia)Other than mold and creepy crawlies that have no doubt moved in, a person with survival skills and [...]

By: Catherine

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:58:40 +0000

Yes, it does look like Detroit, which is basically a ghost town.

By: Pahlavi

Sun, 28 Feb 2010 17:23:54 +0000

Looks like Half-Life 2...

By: Hashima, l’île fantôme |

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 01:09:02 +0000

[...] qui répertorie toutes les villes abandonnées sur le territoire américain, et qui en fait de même pour la russie. Ajouter au favoris [...]

By: cheromory

Fri, 08 Jan 2010 07:18:59 +0000

it seems like Chernobyl city of Ukraine. after incident of nuclear power plant explosion, thousand of peoples have been evacuated to other save places......

By: az

Fri, 11 Dec 2009 07:01:03 +0000

what hoping

By: amis95 » Blog Archive » Мертвые города / 1

Thu, 01 Oct 2009 11:37:48 +0000

[...] пос. Промышленный, Россия, республика Коми, недалеко от Воркуты.С крахом Советского Союза множество маленьких городов, которые ранее занимали узкоспециализированную нишу в соцэкономике, оказались предоставлены сами себе. В частности, больше всего пострадали города, находящиеся в отдаленных северных и восточных территориях, которые целиком зависели от геолого-добывающей деятельности и от армии. Лишившись связи с основными экономическими центрами, такие городки моментально вымирали – люди уезжали к родственникам, к знакомым, да куда угодно, лишь бы спастись от безысходности умирающего городаИсходный пост в ЖЖ ellabariЭтот же фотосет на englishrussia [...]

By: Communist Ruins, Capitalist Ruins | Ocular Octopus

Tue, 01 Sep 2009 01:54:37 +0000

[...] But there is also a vein of posts which doc­u­ment the scat­tered, decay­ing remains of entire vil­lages, mil­i­tary equip­ment, libraries and train lines within remote areas of Rus­sia, fast [...]

By: La Casa Gris « Petalusma en Japón

Thu, 20 Aug 2009 17:34:31 +0000

[...] situación ha facilitado que en el gigante euroasiático sea hoy un sitio único para encontrar ciudades abandonadas. Pobladas hasta hace pocos años por el hombre pero dominadas hoy por el viento y los [...]

By: # Ciudades Abandonadas « Unblogerrante

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 17:25:39 +0000

[...] Promyshlennyi, Russia fue abandonada con la caída de la Unión Soviética. Aislado de comunicación y sin el apoyo del [...]

By: Ciudades fantasmas « Chibacity

Fri, 03 Jul 2009 23:27:15 +0000

[...] interesante para ver, una galería de imágenes de ciudades Rusas abandonadas por el Gobierno (falta de [...]

By: mental_floss Blog » The Lost Towns of Russia

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 14:41:38 +0000

[...] are from the always-interesting (if not always grammatical) EnglishRussia, who offers this as socio-political explanation: When the Soviet Union collapsed, government [...]

By: LaceyJack

Sun, 07 Jun 2009 03:11:57 +0000

Igor, thank you for everything that you wrote. You mentioned that you have black and white pictures from when you were young, back when the city was busy with people and lots of activity. Could you possibly post those pictures? Thanks!

By: LaceyJack

Sun, 07 Jun 2009 02:56:28 +0000

Putin? Gorbachev? What about Stalin? Isn't he the one who started all of this? Where's the blame for him? By the way, beautiful pictures and a beautiful country Russia is!

By: Igor

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 13:55:26 +0000

Excuse me, please. You talk rot. It was NOT a closed city.

By: tim from Radio Clash

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 17:07:15 +0000

Great pictures, glad (?) well maybe not glad but interesting to see that there are other ghost towns/cities than Pripyat. Great social, economic or political upheavals always leave white elephants like this.

By: tim from Radio Clash

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 17:04:43 +0000

Have a look for Vorkuta on Google Maps. See how remote and deserted it is? Very few streets? That's your answer. I guess it was a mining town/city, when the army or mine pulled out, end of city. Happens a lot - loads of ghost towns in the US from the end of the Goldrush or lapses in mining or the depression. Unless you think they should farm the desert? LOL.

By: Two dead cities, and hope | 卦Trigram 2.0

Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:34:16 +0000

[...] first, unnamed, city is featured in a photo-essay on the English Russia site. It was a closed city during the Soviet era; strategically important [...]

By: x

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:05:06 +0000

Looks like Detroit.

By: Amazing Prophecy Proves Watchtower Society is One True Channel to God! | Verbisaurus Blogicus

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 10:42:42 +0000

[...] And here’s a city that has gone from booming to uninhabited in my own lifetime. [...]

By: Mirian

Wed, 11 Feb 2009 01:24:24 +0000

ola ... eu adorei esse site ... tenho muito interesse em cidades fantasmas .... bjsssssss

By: Russian Raccoon Rape Revenge! « Jelo1317’s Blog

Tue, 03 Feb 2009 12:43:44 +0000

[...] with his buddies (like ya do in Russia).  And, because Russia is basically just one gigantic, Eurasian ghost town, he decided when he saw a raccoon wander into their social circle that he’d, “have a little [...]

By: » 被遗弃的城市:现代世界7大荒废奇观 极致人生

Sun, 28 Dec 2008 09:14:08 +0000

[...] Promyshlennyi, Russia was abandoned with the fall of the Soviet Union, cut off from communication with and support from [...]

By: andy james m

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 05:54:50 +0000

these are great pictures i would love to have gone there and taken pictures my self its a shame that happened to that place but i think this place should be regenerated when and if it can be andy manchester england

By: Gurtek-Singh

Sat, 27 Sep 2008 16:20:07 +0000

great pics.......... greetings from india

By: magic inhalt

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 14:36:44 +0000

nice to read your explanations after seeing the pictures. Adds a lot of atmosphere to them. For example the dark spot on the schoolphoto being the football yard :)

By: Promyshlennyi entre fantasmas… « .: El Hombre de la Boina :.

Sun, 07 Sep 2008 16:00:57 +0000

[...] y más es lo que nos podemos encontrar en esta ciudad Rusa “Promyshlennyi“, abandonada hace casi 20 años, cuando la antigua URSS se desmembró y a causa de esa gran [...]

By: Mnemonic89

Sun, 10 Aug 2008 04:13:32 +0000

мне очень жаль что случилосьс этим городом и что пришьлось пережить его жителям я понимаю что не кто не поймет что я тут написал но фото произвело на меня огромное впечатление что я решил оставить свои коментарии я имею в виду иностранцев а не русских

By: Igor

Sat, 09 Aug 2008 00:44:01 +0000

Photos were placed more then 2 years ago and last message was written 1 month ago. Then it’s interesting for our days too. If you will allow me… First. My English language bad, excuse me. Second, etc… So… “Oh world where are all those people now?” So, those people are there now. It hurts me…It very-very hurts me. I was born and grew up in this House. I don’t had time to have visited there from my childhood. It was my dream… My name is Igor. I live in Saint-Petersburg, in Russia. I’m 50 years old. I was born in 1958 and lived in Promyshlennyy from 1958 to 1975. I studied at this school of 10 years. Then I have left for Leningrad (Saint-Petersburg now), graduated from Leningrad University (mathematics-mechanics faculty) and work in commerce firm. About geography, history and topology. For those who don’t know where is town Vorkuta. If you know where town Moscow is, let’s go from Moscow 2500 km to North-East of European party of Russia (near the parallel 67; Notice: Polar Circle - 66 parallel). From Vorkuta to Arctic Ocean – 160 km. It is not Siberia. It is Europe, but very far. In 1924 - geologist A.A.Chernov find here black coking coal. 1930, august – the first settlement. 1943 – Vorkuta has status “Town”. Topology. There is centre of town (diameter 3-5 km). Let’s paint the circle, diameter 15-20 km, and this centre of town places on the circle. This circle – is asphalt road. Then let’s move. 5 (or 7, or 10) km. Hi! The first village! ( settlement?). There is coal mine near the village (about 1-2 km from it, lies on the radius of our circle). People live in the village and work in coal mine. The village has name “Severnyy” (English: “Northern”). Further. Again the circle. Again 3 (or 5, or 7, or 10) km. Another village “Komsomolskiy” and another coal mine! And so on. One of these villages is “PROMYSHLENNYY”, and coal mine for it – named “Coal mine number 32”. My father worked in coal mine 32 (miner). So… Attention! The centre of town AND all of these villages (all together) – is Vorkuta! Promyshlennyy – NOT a town!!!, but - one of the many villages and coal mines of town Vorkuta. For example, FULL address for letter is – West Street, 7, Promyshlennyy, Vorkuta, Republic of Komi, Russia. (What is Covent Garden, Greenwich and Paddington for London? Or Staten Island, Manhattan for New York City?) Too, “Vorkuta” means “bear’s corner”. It’s strange, but more then 17 years I didn’t met at least one bear anywhere. But instead of bear - many lemmings (polar mouse), white foxes, polar owls and ptarmigans. Why I write “PromyshlennyY”? Because Russian transcription – ПромышленнЫЙ. All Russian words, which ends are “ЫЙ” have English “YY”. You can see on any Russian-English o[...]

By: | neue medien wien » Blog Archive » Eine verlassene Stadt in der ehemaligen UdSSR

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 12:33:05 +0000

[...] Weblink: [...]

By: 7 Abandoned Cities and Towns of the Former USSR | WebUrbanist

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 12:33:48 +0000

[...] City: Promyshlennyi, Russia was abandoned with the fall of the Soviet Union, cut off from communication with and [...]

By: Abandonment | 1800blogger

Mon, 07 Jul 2008 21:16:27 +0000

[...] towns as children? Why will we drive, as adults, so far out of our way on long road journeys to see a bunch of old buildings crumbling back into the [...]

By: 20 Abandoned Cities from Around the World: Deserted Towns and Other Derelict Places | Mostly Related.

Mon, 07 Jul 2008 04:40:44 +0000

[...] Kadykchan was one of many small Russian cities that fell into ruin when the Soviet Union collapsed. Residents [...]

By: 20 Abandoned Cities and Towns from Around the World | WebUrbanist

Sun, 06 Jul 2008 22:18:41 +0000

[...] Kadykchan was one of many small Russian cities that fell into ruin when the Soviet Union collapsed. Residents [...]

By: Hrch

Sun, 29 Jun 2008 20:27:53 +0000

Maybe young people would be interested to make a huuuuuuge party in such abandoned city as these one. It would be crazy. Just think abou it! 10.000 people in a town like the one in pictures getting drunk and crazy in that city. Maybe Ukraine would rent the city for a weekend?

By: dozorniy45

Fri, 27 Jun 2008 20:30:28 +0000

это припять видно по фото

By: hassan

Sat, 21 Jun 2008 19:30:23 +0000

Se eu fosse prefeito dessa cidade eu a transformaria em uma nova york russa.

By: 7 Abandoned Cities: Deserted Wonders of the World | WebUrbanist

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 02:09:35 +0000

[...] Promyshlennyi, Russia was abandoned with the fall of the Soviet Union, cut off from communication with and support from [...]

By: Riley Of Australia.

Sat, 29 Mar 2008 09:59:15 +0000

WTF?? Россия для всегда мощного.

By: Vladamir Putin

Sat, 29 Mar 2008 09:52:57 +0000

Does antone know where this place is?

By: Andrey

Sun, 23 Mar 2008 13:50:16 +0000

Фигасе о_О

By: alaalas

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 13:05:43 +0000

You can find satellite pics of that area, a mining district with lots of small towns/cities. The abandoned properties are clearly intended expansions of long existing close-by living and processing facilities. The Soviet collapse meant the bank went bust and these and many other investments went up in smoke. Kind of like the USA today.

By: Sveta

Mon, 10 Mar 2008 12:25:49 +0000

Гг. Читаю и поражаюсь, что они несут. Приплели сюда Чернобыль. Мдо... Ясно ведь написано - Промышленный! =)

By: Benji

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 02:32:34 +0000

What a steaming heap of poo! America may be the Evil Empire, but one thing they cannot be accused of is allowing infrastructure to crumble and decay like in Russia.

By: The "L"

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 02:29:21 +0000

He's obviously referring to New Orleans and the effects of Hurricane Katrina. An American's ignorance knows no bounds and isn't limited to just ignorance of another country. He probably caught a few glimpses of Katrina's devastation on TV while trying to find the NASCAR race.

By: Phil

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 09:58:22 +0000

You must be blind mate....look at the end, it says Promyshlennyi, Vorkuta Province. RUSSIA....and Putin has a hell of a lot to do with it, he's supposed to BE IN must be an Amerikan!

By: nicholas

Sat, 16 Feb 2008 03:03:16 +0000

listen buddy no need to spaz, calm yourself down a bit, take 3 deep breaths maybe u know. now im well aware the city is called pripyat, but i typed it wrong and it was 2 am so stfu. also i said it was AROUND 1984, i didnt say exactly because i wasnt sure, and i know chernobyl is in the ukraine but large amounts of radiation were thrown up into the air from the explosion forming a cloud, the winds pushed this cloud spreading the radiation over thousands of miles, including russia, even moscow got a bit of radiation, so this city could easily could have been affected by this

By: Ben

Sun, 03 Feb 2008 04:51:52 +0000

I like this kind of thing, reminds me of the pictures of Chernobyl today.

By: Alan Drake

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 18:51:12 +0000

And I am sure that you are not dependent on ANYONE for food, water, electricity, medical care, clothing in your isolated hermits cave ? Cut oil imports by just half in the USA and you will see some of the same effects. Gated "communities" in Phoenix, where homes now sell for $1+ million will look much like the photos (sans grass of course) if US oil imports are cut by half. Alan

By: DuManchu

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 21:36:24 +0000

Nicholas, would you please stop telling people that? This is NOT the abandoned town of Pripyat, Ukraine (the town near Chernobyl which WAS abandoned due to the nuclear accident). These photos are of an abandoned town in Russia named Promyshlennyi.

By: alex

Tue, 27 Nov 2007 02:50:54 +0000

thank you!! finally someone who realizes!

By: alex

Tue, 27 Nov 2007 02:48:02 +0000

i hope you were joking because i bet you have never lived in a soviet country. in my old village in Kazakhstan, we had water all the time during the soviet union. i visited back June 2007 and some of the houses were deserted, the roads were messed up, and there was barely any flowing water.

By: Kenny Burdette

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 22:32:29 +0000

Amerika in 20 could call this masterpiece life after King George II....Hail to the chief!

By: Elvira

Sat, 06 Oct 2007 17:28:44 +0000

Magnificent photo!!! Charming and full of spirit!!! Elvira From Italy with love

By: Peter

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 20:18:15 +0000

Nicholas, your lack of knowledge is terrible. It wasn't Chernobyl but Pripyat - town located next to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was evacuated 27th April 1986, the day after the catastrophe took place. 49.000 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?

By: J Hargreaves

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 09:16:49 +0000

It's very interesting to see the results of a fallen superpower, who spent millions of dollars developing rural areas for strategic/military purposes. The architecture is very impressive, far, far away from the Western idea of Soviet Era architecture... Also interesting are the photographs of downtown Detroit and St Louis after the hurricane, why doesn't the US government fix these things? Because America has a trade deficit of 33 billion USD, and is a dying superpower itself. Ruined buildings are becoming commonplace in the USA, because they're going the same way as the USSR did. The only difference is the US Govt. use the media to pull cotton wool over the eyes of the US people. James from the UK

By: John

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 17:24:27 +0000

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.

By: Scott lucas

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 11:49:47 +0000

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.

By: skifred

Sat, 14 Jul 2007 13:58:14 +0000

I'm sorry, my English is not very good. It's not a city. It is "Promishlenniy", coal-mining village, not far from Vorkuta, in Siberia. Coal-mine is deactivate, by Putin's goverment. Not work, not food, not good water, etc. People leaving this place and lost they houses and they life. Every year Russia lost about 2 millions peoples. Capitalists and our goverment killed our peoples, destroyed our towns and villages. Many people havn't drugs, food, houses and work. We need new revolution.

By: Annya

Wed, 11 Jul 2007 00:07:08 +0000

Yeah, that's my country. We love to build and destroy. It happens all the time in Russia. Your pics are amazing, comments are wonderful. Thanks!

By: sal

Sat, 30 Jun 2007 19:50:55 +0000

ha! that was good.... nicer than many places in inner American cities actually...

By: nicholas

Fri, 08 Jun 2007 21:26:31 +0000

that city is called chernobyle (i think thats how its spelt) it was evacuated in around 1984 because a nuclear power plant blew up and the city got severly polluted with radiation. even now there is still high amounts of radiation

By: nicholas

Fri, 08 Jun 2007 21:21:15 +0000

that city is called chernyoble (i think thats how its spelt) and its abandoned because a nuclear power plant blew up and it had to be evacuated because it got severly poluted by radiation. it happend about 23 years ago

By: Jason

Thu, 24 May 2007 09:14:02 +0000

Interesting, tell us more!

By: Jason

Thu, 24 May 2007 08:46:50 +0000

That's okay...we'll let it slide just this one! (LOL) I agree with you; however, that Russian folkore is quite interesting as I never knew that! Jason P.S. I wonder what's going to happen to those buildings? Perhaps, they'll sell it off eBAY after all, eBAY has everything! (LOL)

By: Jason

Thu, 24 May 2007 08:38:06 +0000

That's interesting! I was wanting to know more about this place. Thanks, -Jason

By: Jason

Thu, 24 May 2007 08:35:59 +0000

Actually, I think the reason for everyone comparing the abandoned establishment to America is as a frame of reference. As to whether or not they've been outside of the US is mere conjecture, at best. I do; however, agree with you that most people wouldn't visit this abandoned place due to the simple fact that there's no real reason to; unless, of course, you're one of those English tv shows who likes to go to alleged haunted places and allow your imagination run wild with tales of mythological ghosts. Bottom-line: Great photos, but the comments underneath them are disrespectful to those who actually called this place, "home," but ironically, delightfully amusing!

By: Jason

Thu, 24 May 2007 08:22:49 +0000

I think the person who posted the photos was trying to convey a sense of sadness with a side order of humor to lessen the feeling of dread that comes upon as we view the photos. Personally, it didn't look like much of a thriving town to me. Where'd the roads go and most importantly, where are the people now? It's truly sad that these people had to abandon everything, but as the poster stated, they were virtually abandoned with no running water, etc. Therefore, they didn't really have a choice as to whether or not to stay or leave. If they chose to remain living there, I don't know how they would have survived. Hopefully, they are living much better lives than their previous ones in this town. Regarding, someone's comment stating that this is what happens when you live in a Communist society--so true, so very, very true, but these people have a different perspective that we, as Americans, fail to understand, so it's easy to criticize them for their governmental policies, but that's their way of life, unfortunately.

By: Jason Simmons

Thu, 24 May 2007 08:14:27 +0000

I think the poster was trying to be sarcastic and witty! (LOL) It is true to some degree; however, that the richest Americans do own most of everything.

By: alejandra garcia

Tue, 08 May 2007 21:52:19 +0000

Your pictures are amazing. I'm a huge fan of abandoned themes: constructions, hospitals, graves, etc I really like all the complete gamma of textures you can find into the abandoned places. See you later! ^^ P.S. Have you seen pictures of Ohio Reformatory and Waverly Hills Sanatorium? They're great abandoned places!

By: Ivan Minic

Fri, 04 May 2007 22:56:18 +0000

I was told that there quit a number of these in eastern and souther parts of the country..

By: joão pires

Mon, 30 Apr 2007 11:21:29 +0000

lovely pictures, indeed!

By: bjorn

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 10:02:23 +0000

here is the sources: -- author of these photos -- comments of the girl, who lived there when a child. very sentimental. the building with columns is a recreation center, 'Palace of Culture', where was cinema, amateur concerts ets. Ellabari says, people talked it built by political prisoners. 'unknown structures whith domes' is a skating rink. roof is falled. Ellabari remembers the room with boxes, where was skates for visitors, who don't have own (second photo in her blog). the walls pictured whith fairy-tale characters are in a school dining-hall. text on the wall says 'bon appetit!'.

By: cam

Mon, 19 Mar 2007 18:04:20 +0000

you think this is cool, google ocean falls B.C canada. A ghost town of the same magnitude in our own back yard

By: Mobo

Wed, 21 Feb 2007 20:05:11 +0000

By: BK

Wed, 21 Feb 2007 03:16:07 +0000

what was the name of this city anyone know??

By: Konstantin S. Ivanov

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 20:43:01 +0000

I see the same question all through the comments "What the name of the City". To me, It's written under last pictures. "place: town Promyshlennyi, Vorkuta area ". The name of the town translated as "Industrial", the location is Vorkuta region.

By: Mobo

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 21:46:41 +0000

It's doesn't add up, earwax smells bad, so why don't boogers sound bad?

By: Andrew Ferguson dot NET » Blog Archive » I Want to Take Photos Like This

Sat, 20 Jan 2007 07:07:04 +0000

[...] (Photo credit: Russian city, Radio telescope) [...]

By: Barty

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 22:03:36 +0000

Dear fiends: somebody have news about ancient abandoned cities of Russia or Central Asia lands. Also, there is now, in this moment some cities threatened in spite of being left or to become depopulated? Please write me to

By: AIXπ » links for 2007-01-04

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:45:36 +0000

[...] English Russia » An Abandoned City (tags: UE Russia photography architecture photos History abandoned) [...]

By: Ivan Manov

Tue, 02 Jan 2007 09:09:25 +0000

This was a coal mining city in what is now far-northern Komi republic. The coal is now gone or unreachable due to costs of new government. In 1999-2000 6000 residents of this Promshmyelnye town were evacuated due to unemployment. Same as many "boom towns " In American states