Archive for the ‘Soviet Remains’Category

Kyiv Funicular

The funicular, which is located on Vladimir’s Hill, is one of the most remarkable highlights of Kyiv. It’s the easiest, fastest and the most pleasant way to get from Podil and Dnieper embankment to Mykhailivsky Square, the higher part of the City.
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06 2011

Stalin’s Tunnels Under the Dnieper

The massive concrete parts located on both sides of the Dnieper River remind us about the Soviet idea to build long railway traffic tunnels under the river for the City’s defence purposes. The biggest in Kyiv history traffic tunnel construction was abandoned with the outbreak of war.
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03 2011

The Polissya Tram


The longest and the oldest functioning narrow-gauge railway in Europe is located in Ukrainian Polissya. Its route is Antonivka – Zarichne. The most remarkable thing is that it’s used for passenger transportation when others in the world are mostly for industrial needs.
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02 2011

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

The cover of the missile launch shaft weights 120 tons, but it could be opened in 6-8 seconds. The weapons were directed to the West and soldiers on duty were waiting for a call to push the button. Today the use of the unified command center and the launcher is impossible. The mechanisms are dismantled and the “weapon” part is filled with concrete. This is the remaining example of the mighty USSR nuclear forces, which made USA and NATO tremble in fear.

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01 2011

Stalin’s Bunker

The command post “Skala” (Rock) was a part of a long fortifications system built in 1930s. It was called “Stalin’s Line” by Nazi propaganda. Skala command post has been built under the “top secret” mode in 1938 in natural granite caves in Korosten town. The interesting fact is that all the documentation about this “top secret” object was gathered by Nazi Germany intelligence in 1938 and kept till now. No documents from the Soviet side have been preserved.

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06 2010