5 important but forgotten since the Soviet Union projects
Many projects with the collapse of the Soviet Union were abandoned and closed. Looking at them now, you know, they had a huge potential, and some could be the only ones in the world. But something happened what happened. Now half of them kept secret until now, and half destroyed by looters and curious tourists. But when that was allocated to them is a huge part of the budget, to develop unique projects. After the war, the country has become a rapidly get up from his knees, to fund science and the construction of some of these projects have worked all year and is no longer used.
During the period of the USSR existence of these objects did not know ordinary people, they existed under the heading "Confidential". Workers and professionals have signed a lot of papers on the non-disclosure. It was only after the collapse opened many secrets. Today, it's just a reminder of the strong and powerful country. Rumor has it that today, not all the secret objects to make public, and perhaps on some we do not learn even after many years. It is interesting that we may be hidden behind the mystery?
The famous station "Arc". She served to warn the troops of the intercontinental missile strikes. In the Soviet Union there were only 3 radar station: Pripyat, Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Nikolaev). They are able to detect the target in the area of 3000 km. With this setup could posomtret so far as to see a possible missile launch in the United States.
For a long time the object was shrouded in legend: it was rumored that it is the center for the study of psychotronic weapons. Fear was that - when the system is run, it blocked the ability to use short-range worldwide. It is believed that the station is completely dismantled, but who knows?
Submarine Base in Balaklava
This facility in Mount Tavros 7 can conceal submarines and able to withstand a direct hit nuclear bomb capacity of 100 kilotons. On the base could shelter 3000 people during the nuclear threat, and its total area reaches 10 thousand sq. M. m.
The base was strictly classified in the Soviet era, when it was built, the removal of soil only at night and dumped in the open sea. Everyone who worked on the construction, signed a document on the non-disclosure. The facility was closed in 1993 and was not guarded, because of which was subjected to looting looters. At a time when the autonomous Crimea was part of Ukraine, the base gradually restocking scrap. Today in Russia are discussing the possibility of its restoration.
accelerating and storage complex "Proton"
"Proton" - construction in progress Research Institute in Protvino, which envisaged the creation of a domestic collider in 1983. Its main ring has a length of 21 km, and the tunnel, which is about to face protons located on 20 to 60 meters depth. The diameter of the tunnel impressive - 5 meters.
Construction frozen in 1994 due to lack of funds. Today Collider remains in caretaker status, there is the necessary temperature, ventilation and lighting works. If access to the LHC near Geneva will be closed, the Russians will have to finish this.
So called urban village in the east of Azerbaijan, located in the Caspian Sea. It is built on metal piles, erected in 1949, when the Soviet regime massively developed offshore oil wells. The town is completely self-contained, there are all vital infrastructure.
There is still home to about 2 million people, but due to the low profitability of half the wells have long been closed. Nevertheless, the Oil Rocks is not forsaken, like many other cities on the water. Incidentally, the length of the streets of the village by the sea is 350 kilometers!
Semipalatinsk test site
This is the largest nuclear test sites throughout the Soviet Union is located in Kazakhstan. Here it is stored and serviced by the most modern nuclear weapons. The first explosion was produced back in 1949, equivalent to 30 kilotons of TNT was. Since then, at the site experienced a 473 charge, 354 of them - underground.
From 1996 to 2012, during a joint operation in Kazakhstan, Russia and the United States, was buried at the site about 200 kg of plutonium, which remained after the test. This huge object is not protected in any way, in its territory and people live peacefully grazing cattle ...
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