Ghost towns in the territory of the former USSR

On the territory of the former Soviet Union survived several ghost towns that were abandoned by residents at different times as a result of a variety of situations. Today I will tell you about these seven cities.

Pripyat - one of the most famous Soviet ghost towns. Pripyat was founded in 1970, but the status of the city received only in 1979. Once in Pripyat was built Europe's largest Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the city received the name of the Atomic City. Unfortunately, Pripyat continued to exist only 16 years after the status of the city, as in 1986 there was a terrible tragedy, which still speaks the whole world and which are made from living a full life ghost town of Pripyat. This terrible tragedy was an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which is why in the city there was an adverse radiation environment and residents were urgently evacuated, respectively, almost all the inhabitants of Pripyat their belongings left in the city. Now the level of radioactive contamination in the city significantly reduced, but to live in it is still impossible. However, Pripyat has become one of the most popular destinations for tourists stalkers who travel through it, studying a ghost town.

Kadykchan - one of the most famous abandoned settlements of the Magadan region. The village was once stationed one of the Kolyma Gulag. Kadykchan - urban village, which is in the district of the Magadan region Susuman. It originated in the Great Patriotic War as a settlement for the extraction of coal. The village and the mine were built prisoners. In 1996, a tragedy occurred - an explosion at the mine, due to the deaths of six people. Immediately afterwards Kadykchan was closed, people were evicted by paying them compensation for new housing, all the houses have been disconnected from heating and electricity. Until 2010, the village had two residential streets, but in 2010, almost no one left. It is interesting that now resides Kadykchane an elderly man with two dogs. Until now it looks like a ghost Kadykchan as in the homes of people left the books, clothes, toys, and garages - the cars.

OLD lips
As Kadykchan, Old Gubakha - former village miners. It was located in the Perm region, he was subordinate to the city of his lips. In 1721 Solikamsk district in the Siberian province was opened Kizel coal deposit, and in 1778 laid the Gubakhinsky mine, about which workers settled. In 1941, the old Gubakha was transformed into a city of workers from the villages of lower and upper lips. Unlike other ghost towns, where the accident occurred, Old Gubakha was abandoned because of the inhabitants of that coal deposits were exhausted - people in search of work began to quickly leave the city. However, until the end of the city left several people, who lived here for several years. Currently, the village is almost entirely absorbed by nature.

Pgt Iultin located in the Chukotka Autonomous District. It was a center of tin mining in Chukotka, one of the largest polymetallic deposits. Iultin located in the spurs Ekvyvatapskogo ridge and associated highway to the port Egvekinot. The area where the village is characterized by heavy weather conditions, which led to difficulties with transportation. Until 1992, the planned production of tin was unprofitable, and in 1994 in a market Iultinsky mine ceased production, and field resources were conserved. That same year, the village began to settle, and in 1995 finally ended its existence when many thousands of the city's population has become very hurried to leave, taking with them only the most necessary things. Already in 2000, he is completely dead.

The city is located at the confluence of Mologa Mologa River into the Volga. The city itself is very old, it was built in the XII century. Later Mologa famous for its excellent oil and milk, since the spring flood nutritious sludge remained in the meadows, after which it was consumed cow. In September 1935, the Government decided to begin construction of the Rybinsk hydroelectric. This meant the flooding of hundreds of thousands of hectares of land with settlements located on it. This 700 villages and the city of Mologa. Liquidation began when life flourished in the city in full force. The Mologa was about six cathedrals and churches, factories and about nine schools. In April 1941, the water nearby rivers began to leave its banks and flood the area, since the last opening was blocked by the dam. The city began to destroy - buildings, churches, factories. It started an emergency evacuation of residents, about 300 people have categorically refused to leave. Many were taken by force. After this began to happen mass suicides among former residents of Mologa, survivors urgently taken to another part of the country, and the city of Mologa was all forgotten and turned into a ghost town with a terrible history.

Chagan - urban-type settlement in the East Kazakhstan region, which is 74 kilometers from the city of Semipalatinsk on the bank of the Irtysh River. Once in the town of Chagan population of about 11 thousand. Residents, it was landscaped for a fulfilling life: there were kindergartens, high school, house officers, stadium, shops and a hotel. From 1958 to 1962 at the site were the most active testing, and in 1995 all military units had been withdrawn, the town passed the Republic of Kazakhstan, after which the village was looted. Chagan received the status of a ghost town, which still is a place of research expeditions and invasion stalkers looters.

Neftegorsk - urban-type settlement in Okha district, Sakhalin Island, which was originally conceived as an oil field camp. Neftegorsk was landscaped village, where there was a school and about four kindergartens. In the village they lived mainly in oil and their families. May 28, 1995, when graduates of the school were Neftegorskaya graduation, village caught a terrible tragedy - magnitude earthquake about 7, 6. The devastating effects of the disaster are enormous: in the rubble of buildings lost in 2040 out of a total population in 3197 people. After this tragedy Neftegorsk village was almost completely destroyed, and the authorities have decided not to rebuild it, and the surviving inhabitants moved to other settlements of the Sakhalin area. To this day, the ruins of the ghost town Neftegorsk sometimes being looted looters.



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