Grandiose projects of the USSR, which are now abandoned
• USSR grandiose projects that are now abandoned
During the Soviet era it was created a lot of amazing, and very grand scale of things. Such super-may be the real wonders of the world of his era, the epitome of military and scientific power of the state. All of them are still standing, albeit (for the most part) and were forgotten. However, we never knew about most of these things ordinary citizens of the Union, because they were classified.
1. "Doug" radar
Up until the mid 1980s, the object remains completely confidential. "Arc" - a Soviet-horizon radar system that was used in complex systems for early detection of launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles. It is interesting that during the air station was making a characteristic knock, for which US intelligence called it "Russian Woodpecker" ( "Russian Woodpecker").
2. Oil Rocks City
urban village, which was built directly into the Caspian Sea, on metal racks. The emergence of the city was due to the start of oil production in these areas. We built the complex in 1949, after which he repeatedly grew. Water were established production and processing plants, here are houses, shops, schools, hospitals and everything else that is necessary for human life. Now there are about 2 thousand people.
3. Semey Proving Ground
The first and one of the largest nuclear test sites of the Soviet Union. The first test of a nuclear bomb were held here August 29, 1949. Construction of the complex was part of the USSR's nuclear program. Location chosen for a reason, and thanks to the incredibly successful relief that allows for a variety of underground tests in tunnels and wells.
4. accelerating and storage complex
In the Soviet Union could be its own proton collider. Implementation of the project by the Institute of Physics of high technology. The complex was started in 1983 in Moscow, but in 1994 it froze. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent economic crisis is not the best way affected the scientific field. To date, the initiative almost closed due to lack of funding.
5. The object 825GTS
The base submarines in Balaklava, which is now the "Museum of the Cold War." Created for storage, maintenance and repair of submarines in a nuclear war. The complex was built with the expectation to withstand the fall of a nuclear bomb. Underground complex built for 8 years from 1953 to 1961. Closed submarine base was in 1993.
6. EWS Daryal-U
"Daria" - advanced at the time of the Soviet Union's radar, which was used primarily for the detection of (and subsequent interception) ballistic missiles. The project was started in 1964. The first station put into operation in 1984. Total 7 creation of such complexes envisaged in defense initiative. Like many other such projects, "Daryal" buried the collapse of the USSR.
7. radar Lena-M
Another interesting project of the Soviet radars, the main feature of which was the possibility of sufficiently rapid deployment of the station, provided that the Lena-M was not a mobile unit. Station was designed in 1968.