When the USSR collapsed and economic depression set in, many factories and towns became abandoned and left to rot away. Because of economic changes in Russia in 1990–1998 years, industry, agriculture, and many other sectors were ruined, a lot of people lost their job and had no funds.
The decaying Russia still attracts urban explorers from all over the world. The photos were taken by Comdig Urban Exploration. They are urban explorers based in Russia. The Comdig Urban Exploration has been documenting urban decay, industrial abandonments, and rural decomposition since 2010.
The group of urban explorers travelled to the small decaying town in Leningrad Oblast of Russia. They visited a small town with a population of several thousand and found the ruins of a former military base, where a huge parking lot was located — the dismantling of equipment from various military units.
The group was capturing how the Russian winter conditions have infiltrated the abandoned military trucks and cars. Due to the fact that the equipment was brought in faster than it can be sawed and disassembled, the base has grown to some mind-blowing proportions, which will be seen below in photographs. According to information from the Internet, a few years ago one could meet here a couple of young military conscripts who guarded this cemetery quite mediocre. Over time, they were replaced by a simple guard who does his job, apparently more slovenly, which is why many curious minds have already been able to visit this place.
It was not difficult to get there. The only obstacle the group met on their way was deep snow. Seeing so many frames from old Soviet trucks and tens of thousands of spare parts that rust in the open air, you simply wonder how much money was buried here.
Interestingly, at the end of the 2000s, a decision was made to liquidate the military base and further build it up with a new micro-district, but these plans were never destined to happen, so the buildings gradually decay and collapse unattended, and the parade ground gradually began to be used for scrap, the number which has exceeded all conceivable dimensions.
The group looked into one of the buildings — the dining room. Although inside there was almost nothing left of the old decoration, it seemed that here to this day it smelled of bigos. And from the window of the dining room, there was a beautiful view of the ruins and abandoned cars and all-terrain vehicles.
Thousands of frames, tens of thousands of spare parts — all neatly stacked. Just imagine how much equipment needed to be disassembled to collect so many frames in one place!