Top 10: The creepiest abandoned places in Russia (24 photos)
Mysterious and alluring places: you can shoot scenic thrillers in them. Our country is beautiful and huge enough that few people can seriously imagine its scale. And almost everywhere, from Sakhalin to Kaliningrad, there are people who eventually leave their homes for a variety of reasons. Even in the middle of a busy city you can find a forgotten corner, and empty villages scattered across the country.
Here is a list of the ten most romantic and spooky places that are no longer human. The atomic lighthouse at Cape Aniva (Sakhalin) The lighthouse was built with great difficulty in 1939 by architect Miura Shinobu, it was a unique and the most complex technical structure in all of Sakhalin. It functioned on a diesel generator and backup batteries until the early nineties, and then it was retrofitted. Thanks to the nuclear power source, maintenance costs were minimal, but soon there was no money left for that either – the building was empty, and in 2006 the military removed the two isotope units that powered the lighthouse from here. It once shone for 17.5 miles, but is now ransacked and in disrepair.
Fairytale Castle in Conclusion It can be found in a picturesque wooded area, on the high shore of a small lake, between Moscow and St. Petersburg. The estate of the architect A.S. Khrenov was built in the late 19th century to his own design. A distinctive feature of the house is a complete asymmetry, as well as a combination of natural and artificial materials in the construction. The view is either a medieval castle or a classic urban manor, which used to be a sanatorium in Soviet times. Currently, the house is being restored very slowly, so it cannot be considered completely abandoned.
The North Crown Hotel was started to be built in 1988 by a Yugoslav company. They wanted to build a five-star hotel with 247 rooms and a total area of about 50,000 square meters. Construction work stopped at the end of 1995, when the facility was almost finished. For several years it has been going to be demolished, but still nothing happens. And so it stands, getting dried out, attracting outsiders with its roof of unusual configuration, light interiors and mold on the stucco made of plasterboard.
The eighth shop of the Dagdiesel plant, Kaspiysk A test station for naval weapons, commissioned in 1939. Located at a distance of 2.7 km from the shore and has not been used for a long time. The construction took a long time and was complicated by difficult conditions: the foundations were made on the shore and then delivered to the construction site. The walls are 14 meters deep and 1.5 meters thick. Unfortunately, the shop did not serve the plant for long. The requirements for the work in the shop changed, and in April 1966 this grandiose structure was written off the factory balance. Now this “Massif” is abandoned and stands in the Caspian Sea, resembling an ancient monster from the shore.
Mir Diamond Pit, Yakutia In 2004, open-pit mining ended and the mine reached 525 meters in depth and 1,200 meters in width, making it the second largest hole dug in the world after the Bingham Canyon Mine. The hole is so large that the airspace above the mine is closed to helicopters because of crashes in which they have been sucked in by the downward airflow. The landscape around it looks deserted and completely alien.
Khovrinskaya Hospital, Moscow A huge, multi-story hospital began to be built on the site of a cemetery in 1980, and stopped construction five years later. Now the basements are flooded and the building is slowly going underground. “HZB”, “Umbrella”, “Underdevelopment”, “Nemostor”: the place is more than famous, has become surrounded by a huge amount of urban legends and attracts a variety of personalities. It is an abode of evil and a gateway to a parallel world in the middle of Moscow. Popular among young thrill-seekers, and already has its own folklore and “locals”.
Kadykchan settlement, Magadan Region Kadykchan (translated from Evenki as “Death Valley”), the settlement was built by prisoners. In January 1986, the population was 10,270, and by 2006 there were not even a thousand left, in 2012 there was one elderly man. It was a coal mine that provided energy for most of the Magadan region, but after the explosion at the mine, people began to leave, and the village was closed and disconnected from heat and electricity. Now it is an abandoned mining “ghost town. The houses still have books and furniture, the garages have cars, and the streets of the five-story buildings are gradually deteriorating.
Abandoned Navy submarine base Bechevinka Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky-54, Cove “Finval” was founded in the 1960s as a military town, a submarine base. Once a week a ship went to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, there was no land communication with other settlements. The brigade was completely disbanded in 1996. All the military equipment was removed, and the power and water supplies were cut off. The settlement of Bechevinka, which was located on a hill on the other side of the bay, ceased to exist at the same time as the rocket launcher village of Shipunskoye. The settlement is surrounded by mountains and the incredible beauty of Kamchatka.
The corps of the sanatorium “Energy” in the suburbs of Moscow There is a new building on the territory of the sanatorium, faithfully receives guests, wishing to fish in the local ponds, but the old building partially burned down and was abandoned. In the burnt part was a cinema. The rooms are filled with mountains of garbage – televisions and furniture. The main attraction of the building is the staircase in the palace style. There are a huge number of such institutions in Russia, and abandoned pioneer camps and sanatoriums are commonplace.
Maternity hospital in the Vladimir region What can be more mysterious and gloomy than abandoned medical institutions? Even working hospitals cause horror in many people simply by virtue of their specificity. The maternity department of the city hospital was located in the building, built at the end of XIX century. Judging by calendars and documents, it functioned until 2009, and some kind of security was in place until 2012. Broken windows were regularly patched, and in 2013 the building was going to be repaired. Many things in the building are still intact, and it seems that not so long ago people were waiting in these spacious halls for happy news from doctors.