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    History:
    A once thriving soviet town of 70,000 people, who even had a daily direct train to Moscow. Now completely abandoned. The main town / barracks are pretty ruinous. I spent a whole day wandering the town last year, you can see my photos from that here:

    However in one corner, almost perfectly preserved is all of the officers accommodation and leisure facilities.

    The jewel in the crown of any barracks is the officers accommodation. I explored the town last year, it was huge, it housed 70,000 troops and even had a daily train service to Moscow. Today though is all about the officer’s accommodation.



    In front of the building, still standing proud is Lenin. Behind it is the historically protected (although very dilapidated diorama, a rotunda, which was integrated into the complex until 1970. Here, the Soviets presented a painting entitled "Storming of the Reichstag by the Red Army".




    Humorously it is actually up for sale at the moment, here’s some words from the estate agents blurb:
    “The mess house was used by the Soviet troops as a pioneer house. The Russians housed a casino and a library there. It’s a treat on the senses with its imposing dining room, which opens with large lattice windows and a terrace leading to the former officers' garden.”

    Nothing about school catchment areas tho.

    The Explore:
    Before going in I decide to survey the prize, so I climb the building opposite to get a decent view of it.





    Signage




    Murals



    The stairs!








    Back up to the roof:
    Looking back:



    Looking forward (Note Lenin at the bottom:


    Detritus in the clock tower:











    Thanks for looking:

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    That staircase porn is amazing. Another top-notch report Mr X....

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    Holy shit thats nice
    I do like the old soviet stuff, nice work
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    Yes lovely that, the staircase is a work of art. nicely done
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    That staircase porn is amazing. Another top-notch report Mr X....
    Cheers dude, I'm sure there's photos circulating of me flat on my back under that stair tying to get the shot wider! :p
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    Just beautiful mate that is.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Proper Job, Loved It, Thanks
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    A very nice collection of photos especially the first one, the "then" picture, if you'll notice that not one officer has his hands in his pockets.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Looking up at that staircase is just mental, it has a bit of a Gaudi feel about it Very nice UrbanX!
    ...

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    ahhhh heckers ...wow..
    “Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit...and sharing is an act of kindness..dont be afraid to ask..i own none of what i explore..”

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