Photos of hundreds of Rusty Russian military vehicles under the winter snow. The abandoned Russian military facility, where we found various military vehicles before recycling, awaiting their inevitable fate.
The photos were taken by the Comdig. They are urban explorers based in Russia. The Comdig has been documenting urban decay, industrial abandonments, and rural decomposition since 2010. Hundreds of military units, decommissioned from military warehouses, were taken to this site for disassembly for parts and further cutting into scrap metal. The parking lot was divided into two parts, which separated by a huge warehouse of tires from military trucks. It seems that there were hundreds of thousands of tires here. All of them powdered with snow, two military MAZ-rocket carriers were driven onto them from the side.
The chalk on the doors of the military vehicles indicates the numbers of the military units from which the decommissioned equipment was brought — the number and date of the write-off. Surprisingly, the inscriptions date back to the end of 2020. This means that the technique is changing very quickly here.
The technique in this cemetery is completely different. Here you can find whatever your heart desires. A whole park of ZIL fire trucks, about a dozen Gazel, Volga and UAZ cars, KRAZ and KAMAZ trucks, buses and even rocket carriers.
Of course, the amount of equipment is simply amazing in its scale, but most of all I was surprised by the security of this place, which, it seems, even exists. We did not notice a single trodden path around the equipment. They follow everything here very mediocre, which probably plays into the hands of various elements, which, most likely, drop in here for spare parts.
Old Soviet vehicles, which has exhausted its resource, was brought to the ruins of a former military unit. It looks very symbolic. Such dumps is a frequent occurrence in Russia.
Next to the workers’ trailers were gas cylinders and cutters with which they used to shred the bodies of old military vehicles, like minke cats shred with their claws a master who had not fed whiskas. But, judging by the dense layer of snow, no one has gone inside for a long time.
Expert on Urban Planning and Abandoned Places
Mr. Gregory Hooqe is a highly experienced expert on Urban Planning and Sustainable Development. Mr. Gregory Hooqe has been focusing on Urban Development since 2000 and has written extensively on the subject. He was awarded the 2009 Korea Foundation Professional Award for his research on Korean Smart Cities, as well as the 2016 Korea Development Institute, Global Ambassador Award for SD and Innovation