From CREEPY Train Stations, to some mega monuments; These are 13 Creepiest Abandoned Soviet Era Places !
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6. Mongolian Air Base
Although it wasn’t official, Mongolia was basically a part of the Soviet union but they didn’t want to seem to seem imperialistic and put the Chinese on alert. With communist countries on both sides, it was heavily influenced by both powerful nations, but acted as a satellite nation to the USSR. In the 1970’s this airbase was added and was seen as a way to protect themselves in case there was any territorial disputes with China and here we see this statue with a fighter jet. These armored aircraft shelters, you see in this photo were made to protect expense aircraft from potential attacks and are designed with reinforced concrete. This random statue which is now close to a grazing pasture for cattle, has an inscription on it that states,”Glory to the Communist Party of Soviet Union. These large buildings housed the officers and their soldiers in this very isolated environment.
5. Abandoned Missile Factory
This young Russian girl by the name of Lana Sator, risked getting in huge trouble to take these photos of an abandoned Russian Missile factory near Moscow. Somehow, she claims that she didn’t come across one security guard. The Russians were excellent rocket and missile producers and it’s believed that this factory belonged to liquid fuel rocket manufacturers that constructed liquid fuel rockets for spacecraft. Here we see the complex machinery that was needed to make these things that send people to the final frontier. It’s still unsure whether or not this building is in service or not but the fact that she was able to get in so easily would lead to believe it’s abandoned. Whatever the case, we really hope Lana didn’t go to Russian prison or in a work camp in Siberia.
4. Hungarian Train Station
This Iconic Soviet Style locomotive was built in 1941 and saw use during the Soviet Era. The communist red star symbol is proudly displayed in the front of the train. An urban explorer by the name of Rebecca Bathory captured these images while doing some urban exploring in the Hungarian countryside. She claims it was quite a spooky experience coming here to take photos and had never seen such an epic train in all her life.
3. Kharkov Tank Repair Facility
Do you need a place scrap up metal to build a tank with for the zombie apocalypse? This might be the place. Located in the Ukraine, this place was full of Soviet built T-80s, T-64s and T-72 tanks. Someone named Pasha broke into the abandoned facility to capture these great photos. Here we got tanks on tanks on tanks! There’s also tank engines, tank parts, wires, treads, and pretty much everything you can imagine that’s tank related is found here. It used to be place where a large amount of mechanics would repair tanks back to their former glory but as far as we can tell, the Ukraine isn’t doing anything with these tanks anymore.
2. Abandoned Places of Abkhazia
The territory of Abkhazia, located in the country of Georgia, was one of the most disputed territories in the Soviet Union. They constructed intimidating buildings in order to impose their rule. Here in this photo we see a factory that was left over during the Soviet era, and is left rusting in present times. You can see on the inside it’s still covered in debris and nothing here can be repaired This former government building has been neglected and on the inside you can easily see the staircase and walls littered with dust. The scenery around this train station is quite remarkable but the building itself is in deplorable condition. Old government buildings and other places still have soviet era propaganda located within
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Possible the most well known place on this list, the Chernobyl exclusion zone has been shut off from the public due to radioactive contamination. So extreme tourists normally have to pay a hefty fee to the right people for a quick tour. The most populated city in this zone was the city of Pripyat just two miles for the power plant where the disaster took place. This city housed 50,000 people, including wealthy scientists and the ones who worked at the Chernobyl power plant. The bumper cars here were once a popular attraction for the families of the workers here. Very few dare to actually venture off to the power plant but Pripyat is safe but only for a few hours. Nature has began to thrive and reclaim this land once again. Some graffiti artists managed to break in here and painted this wall with a creepy looking baby. Very few were prepared for something like this and valuables were left behind like we see from this teddy bear with no owner. The hallways of these abandoned apartment buildings seem like the perfect setting for a horror film. This ferris wheel never saw any actual riders and was set to open a week before the meltdown.