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Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

Broken stairs inside am abandoned building in Kurchatov

Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

Inside a military building abandoned long time ago in Kurchatov

Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

These were once important buildings where the most secret Soviet military program was executed

Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

The upper floors have mostly collapsed in these abandoned buildings, raising questions on Soviet construction quality

Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

Once a corridor in a busy Soviet administrate office, now abandoned an left to the elements

Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

Columns decorated with Soviet stars, probably dating the 1950s testify of the importance of this administrative building

Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

Administrative building from the Soviet army responsible for nuclear testing dating to 1953

Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

Nuclear testing in Kazakhstan was ceased when the USSR collapsed in 1991 leaving these buildings empty

Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

Some buildings in Kurchatov lost their purpose, other were not finished after the end of nuclear testing

Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

Most of the population also left Kurchatov when the nuclear program ended, resulting in many empty houses

Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

Most residential area's of Kurchatov are now abandoned, some people still live in the city centre

Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

Abandoned housing blocks in Kurchatov with the outer walls still standing, roofs and windows have disappeared

Kurchatov - Abandoned buildings

Most of the constructions on the work yards are destroyed, some are still standing

Kurchatov - Park entrance

A concrete bow could was once the entrance to a small park on the Irtysh River bank

Kurchatov - Radar dome

Radar reflecting dome in Kurchatov near the Irtysh River

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