Abandoned cities are former settlements left by residents for various reasons: due to the downturn in economic activity, wars, natural or man-made catastrophes or other factors. On the map of modern Russia, there are many such Ghost towns. Today we have collected for you the 5 Ghost towns in Russia, gone into oblivion as a result of various reasons.
Top 5 Ghost Towns in Russia
The city was built in the early 20th century in the Ryazan region. Emerging village attracted people from all over the country with its potential and opportunities: here it was planned to develop forest territories with which the area is so rich.
In the summer of 1938, an unforeseen event occurred: a forest fire destroyed almost the entire city. Only a few managed to escape. Since that fateful day, the city has turned into an endless mass grave with a lonely memorial plate in memory of the tragic event of the past days.
Initially, the basis of the population of the city were prisoners, brought here for heavy work in mines, where they extracted coal.
In 1996, an explosion occurred in one of the mines located here, killing 6 people. The panic among the population prompted the government to close the mine and start mass evacuation of people. In 2012, in the Ghost town, a group of tourists was seen only one old man living with his dogs. No one else lives in the city.
Garrison village located in the bay of Bechevinka, was founded in the 60s as a submarine base. The strategic importance of the town presupposed the possibility of evacuating people from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and preparing for defense in the event of an enemy attack from Alaska.
Here, residential houses, a boiler house, a post office, a shop, a school and even a kindergarten were built. After the collapse of the USSR in the 90s, the boats were relocated, and the population removed.
Old district town, the first mention of which dates back to the 12th century, strengthened its position by the beginning of the 19th century, becoming a major shopping center.
In the early 1940s, the city was partially flooded during the construction of the Uglich hydroelectric power station. The main historical and architectural monuments were «buried» under the thickness of the water, taking with them the memory of a prosperous past.
A small mining town, built in 1957. The industrial settlement embodied the comfort and peace of mind, while in 1993 there had been a shocking decision: it must be liquidated.
Protesting people were forcibly dragged out of their homes, forcibly put in cars and taken out. What caused this sudden intention of the authorities is still a mystery.