The station has a fairly long history, so it was founded immediately in the post-war period, in 1947, and existed until the 90s. After some time, part of the station, the base came to life at the expense of radio amateurs, and part remained abandoned. The Zimenki station itself was a “remote diagnostic point” of the Vasilsursk test site and carried out patrol radio observations of solar activity, studies of the ionosphere and the Earth’s atmosphere, studies of seismology and ecology.
The telescope building inside is completely destroyed, bricks and debris are lying everywhere. There is also a technical floor under the building. And as it turned out, it was just a technical floor, not a basement. And this is how the tower itself looks from the inside. Unfortunately, it is simply not realistic to go to the center of the tower, the metal sheets that once served as the floor have rotted to such an extent that when you stand on them you immediately begin to fall through.