30 EPIC Abandoned Places in Russia

Abandoned giants. Port cranes in the city of Dudinka, in the Taimyr Dolgano-Nenets district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory ABANDONED SPACES
The dying beauty of these deserted places in Russia still attracts travellers and urbex explorers from all over the world. We prepared 30+ Stunning Photos of abandoned places from the Kuril Islands to Siberia.
The abandoned building of a former restaurant on the top of Mount Akhun in Sochi

Abandoned places always attract travelers with their unique aura. Abandoned buildings are everywhere, including in Russia. Buildings, bridges, churches, factories, and facilities – all have their own history.

Today we will walk through the abandoned places of different years in Russia. It will be very interesting. The dying beauty of these deserted places in Russia still attracts travellers and urbex explorers from all over the world. We prepared 30+ Stunning Photos of abandoned places from the Kuril Islands to Siberia.

1 A classic example is an abandoned house in the suburbs. Villages are dying. (Photo by Okunin):

abandoned house in the suburbs

2. Abandoned estate in the Tula region. (Photo by Vadim Razumov):

2. Abandoned estate in the Tula region. (Photo by Vadim Razumov):

3. Abandoned Aniva Lighthouse (Photo by Gribov Andrei Aleksandrovich)

Abandoned Aniva Lighthouse

4. Concrete elk in an abandoned Soviet pioneer camp. (Photo by Valerii Iavtushenko):

Concrete elk in an abandoned Soviet pioneer camp

5. Fort “Emperor Alexander I” — one of the defensive structures included in the defense system of Kronstadt. Located on a small artificial island south of Kotlin Island. There is a project for the construction of an entertainment complex with a theater stage, a museum, a cafe, a bar, a restaurant, and a shopping area in the fort. The cost of the reconstruction of the fort is estimated at about $ 43 million. (Photo by Godot13):

Abandoned Fort "Emperor Alexander I"

6. Russian Factories are not held in high esteem these days. St. Petersburg. (Photo by Vladimir Mulder):

Russian Factories are not held in high esteem these days. St. Petersburg. (Photo by Vladimir Mulder):

7. Overgrown oil refinery in the Leningrad region. (Photo by Constantine Vladimirovich):

7. Overgrown oil refinery in the Leningrad region.

8. Overgrown oil refinery close look. (Photo by Constantine Vladimirovich):

Overgrown oil refinery in the Leningrad region.

9. Abandoned Chapel near Lake Ladoga.

Abandoned Chapel near Lake Ladoga

10. The remains of a pulp and paper mill on Sakhalin. (Photo by Gribov Andrei Aleksandrovich):

The remains of a pulp and paper mill on Sakhalin

11. An abandoned industrial building in the Voronezh region. (Photo by Vladimir Mulder):

An abandoned industrial building in the Voronezh region

12. Abandoned dock in the Kuril Islands. (Photo by Janelle Lugge):

Abandoned dock in the Kuril Islands

13. Abandoned buildings in the Kuril Islands. (Photo by Janelle Lugge):

Abandoned buildings in the Kuril Islands

14. Abandoned Dome of the radar antenna in Naro-Fominsk. (Photo by Saoirse2013):

Abandoned Dome of the radar antenna in Naro-Fominsk

15. The abandoned building of a former restaurant on the top of Mount Akhun in Sochi. (Photo by Vadim Fedotov):

The abandoned building of a former restaurant on the top of Mount Akhun in Sochi

16. Belltower of St. Nicholas Cathedral (known as the submerged bell tower) – a monument of history and architecture on the artificial island of the Uglich reservoir near the town of Kalyazin. Not exactly an abandonment. On August 18, 2016, 5 new bells were installed on the bell tower, cast by special order in the Moscow workshop of Ilya Drozdikhin. Now the bell ringing accompanies every service. Currently, the submerged bell tower is the main symbol of Kalyazin and attracts many tourists. (Photo by Kichigin):

Abandoned Bell tower of St. Nicholas Cathedral

17. Railway bridge near the city of Kholmsk, Sakhalin Oblast. (Photo by LyginaKs):

Railway bridge near the city of Kholmsk, Sakhalin Oblast

18. Alykel ghost town — a settlement for military pilots, which is located near Norilsk. The village has a small number of multi-storey buildings in the tundra. There is an opinion that Alykel was never settled, becoming a ghost town. Allegedly, a command came from above to build a village for the pilots of the flight squadron and their families. The plan for the construction of the village began to be implemented, but for some unknown reason, it was not completed. (Photo by Constantine Vladimirovich):

Alykel ghost town

19. Khovrinskaya Abandoned Hospital — a building in the Northern District of Moscow in the Khovrino district. Construction of the hospital began in 1980 and was suspended in 1985. From that moment on, the hospital remains unfinished and gradually collapses. (Photo by A.Savin):

Khovrinskaya Abandoned Hospital

20. Abandoned village house in the Kostroma region. (Photo by V. Smirnov):

Abandoned village house in the Kostroma region

21. Abandoned location in Siberia. (Photo by Zagaynova Anna):

Abandoned location in Siberia

22. Kazan Church of the Mother of God in Yaropolets. As of 2006, it was in a ruined state. Since 2016, emergency conservation works have been carried out in the temple. (Photo by Cartela):

Kazan Church of the Mother of God in Yaropolets

23. Abandoned panel five-story buildings in Murmansk. (Photo by MariyaYa):

Abandoned panel five-story buildings in Murmansk

24. The dying ship. Morzhovaya Bay, Kamchatka. (Photo by Janelle Lugge):

The dying ship. Morzhovaya Bay, Kamchatka

25. Abandoned wooden house in Arkhangelsk. (Photo by Mikhail Varentsov):

Abandoned wooden house in Arkhangelsk

26. Overgrown, but no less beautiful brick bridge in Kiritsy, Ryazan region. (Photo by Vladimir Mulder):

Overgrown, but no less beautiful brick bridge in Kiritsy, Ryazan region

27. The Grebnevo Estate is an extensive architectural and park ensemble located 30 km northeast of the Moscow Ring Road. The landscape park around the estate is a security zone; nevertheless, the administration of the rural settlement issued permits for construction on this territory. In May 2018, the estate was acquired by a certain Andrey Kovalev. (Photo by Andrei Borodulin):

The Grebnevo Estate

28. The town of Ugolny Ruchey and abandoned coal mines near Norilsk. (Photo by Constantine Vladimirovich):

The town of Ugolny Ruchey and abandoned coal mines near Norilsk

29. Church of the Nativity of Christ in Krokhino, Vologda region. Under the influence of water, waves from passing ships, freeze-up and ice drift, the walls of the church began to gradually collapse. If in the early 1970s during the filming of the film “Kalina Krasnaya” the integrity of the building was still preserved, then by the 1980s the roof of the bell tower and the refectory was destroyed, and the walls began to collapse. Since 2011, volunteer trips have been organized to the church, the task of which, at the first stage, was to save the temple from complete destruction. (Photo by Kemal Kozbaev):

Church of the Nativity of Christ in Krokhino, Vologda region

30. Soviet House of Culture in Kotelnich, Kirov region. (Photo by Mikhail Starodubov):

Soviet House of Culture in Kotelnich, Kirov region

31. Abandoned ships at the repair and operational base of the Yenisei River Shipping Company in the village of Podtesovo near Krasnoyarsk. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin):

Abandoned ships at the repair and operational base of the Yenisei River Shipping Company in the village of Podtesovo near Krasnoyarsk

32. Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in the village of Novinki, Nizhny Novgorod region. (Photo by Pukhov K):

Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in the village of Novinki, Nizhny Novgorod region

33. Abandoned giants. Port cranes in the city of Dudinka, in the Taimyr Dolgano-Nenets district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. (Photo by Rashid Valitov):

Abandoned giants. Port cranes in the city of Dudinka, in the Taimyr Dolgano-Nenets district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory

If you’d like to see more abandoned places  then check out our articles on the Abandoned Palace of Culture named after Lenin 1927 and the Abandoned Komsomolets of Buryatia Russian Minesweeper

Overgrown oil refinery in the Leningrad region.

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