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Post Apocalypse XIV – The Abandoned Towns and Cities of the Soviet Union

The eerie and disquieting beauty of abandoned settlements.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the disintegration of its sprawling administrative, financial and ruling infrastructures, some outposts of the Empire were abandoned as the need to find work resulted in mass migration of some communities. This settlement is in the Magadan region. The town is situated on the Kolyma highway, 90 kilometres from the town of Susuman. It is about 700 kilometes from Magadan itself. The Kolyma highway is also known as the ‘Road of Bones’ due to the number of workers who died during its construction. These pictures give us an idea of what a post-apocalyptic world would look like, a world without the people, just their constructs.






This sign reads “Work schedule 10am-10pm, Break 3-4PM. NO Holidays”.

More here, here and here. Last but not least, here. These pictures are amazing – they look like location scouting reports for a live action Resident Evil film (based on the original game, not the 2002 film)


Looking again, they look like they would serve a Metal Gear Solid movie well…..