Gudym - Soviet secret city
• Gudym - Soviet secret city
At the sight of ghost towns can often be aching sense of longing, an involuntary desire to restore them to life. However, the place, which will be discussed in this article will certainly cause quite opposite feelings. This place - Sovestky city Gudym in Chukotka. Top-secret facility, rasoplozhenny only 200 km away from America. The military base's death, one of the trump cards of the USSR in the "Cold War".
Gudym - one of the many secret names of the city. Officially, the military is often called Andyr-1. It is here that housed the Soviet nuclear bases, and in the case of hardening of the missile situation of Hudyma had to destroy polkontinenta. Outwardly, the city looks quite normal: a few three-storey houses, a school and a shopping center. Now all this is completely abandoned and half-destroyed. However, the most valuable thing in the Hudyma is underground - a giant multi-level dungeon, where he kept the rocket and fuel.
rusted portrait of a soldier.
The posters in honor of the sailors of the Navy.
Gudym was one of 15 secret, or closed, the cities of the USSR. This city has been designated a map, and the entry of foreigners here was strictly forbidden. The town was built in the 1950s, only in 1961 there lived about 5 thousand people (military and their families). On the base there were three missile systems SS-10, known as "Pioneer". In the event of a nuclear war, they had to hit Alaska, Washington, California, and South Dakota.
The park entrance.
In spite of the geographical distance and privacy status, local residents were satisfied with the living conditions in the Hudyma. There were high salaries, there was no shortage of anything at the mall in Chukotka was all about than in other cities of the USSR only dreamed of.
Shopping Center Hudyma.
Nuclear weapons were taken from Hudyma in 1986, for some time, the city functioned as an ordinary military base, but by 2002, totally empty.
A view of the city from above.
mural of unknown artists.
Ghost Town Gudym.
The deserted wall.
The observation tower to guard the military base.