Friday, August 31, 2012

All Quiet On The Cold War Front

The abandoned Soviet era Cold War listening post and base near Sary-Tash, Kyrgyzstan

All Quiet On The Cold War Front: Former Communist Listening Post On Russian/Chinese Border Stands Eerily Abandoned -- Daily Mail

Surrounded by picturesque mountains and huddled in the middle of a deserted plain sits an abandoned soviet-era listening station near a remote village in Kyrgyzstan.

Not far from the border with China, Sary-Tash is a tiny remote village that sits on an important road junction in the land-locked former Soviet-block state.

Close to the village, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, is a collection of bubble shaped buildings that sprout from the land with a huge antenna looming over them.

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My Comment: The former Soviet Union is littered with many of these installations. When visiting my relatives in Russia I tend to stay away from these places .... you can never know for sure if these abandoned installations are contaminated with dangerous chemicals .... or not.

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