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9 Mar 2016

If you’re travelling off of the beaten path looking for a different kind of thrill, Russia carries a fair share of spooky places. Spielberg could film thrillers ‘a-la russe’ here. Lynch still has a chance to film his 3rd ‘Twin Peaks’ series in one of these places. Finally, if Freddy Krueger were Russian, he’d certainly were living in a creepy izba.
Cape Aniva Nuclear Lighthouse (Sakhalin)
This lighthouse was built by a Japanese architect Shinobu Miura in 1939. At that time the lighthouse was one of the most complicated technical structure from the entire island. It worked of diesel fuel until the end of the 1990-s, when it was conversed to work with nuclear power. This allowed minimizing maintenance costs, but soon the minimal price became unaffordable, and also the lighthouse was abandoned. In the year 2006 the military took away two isotope power systems now the lighthouse that employed to shine for 17.5 miles stands within the waters, like a gloomy castle, empty, alone and forgotten.

8th Department in the “Dagdiesel” Factory, Kaspiysk
This naval armament proofing establishment was placed into operation in 1939. It rises through the sea 2.7 km outside the shore and has been from use for a long time. Building it took a very long time and was held in extremely difficult conditions: the basement appeared on the shore after which delivered to the construction site. The walls go down into the water for 14 meters and they are 1.5 meters thick. Unfortunately, the department didn’t serve the factory for too long. In April, 1966, after operation requirements were modified, this grandiose building was decommissioned. This massive structure is left abandoned in the Caspian Sea and, seen from your shore, evokes the look of a resting ancient monster.
Hovrino Hospital, Moscow
The building of this huge 11-story hospital around the place of a former cemetery was begun in 1980 and stopped 5 years after. Today the basements are flooded along with the building is slowly sinking in the ground.
The abandoned hospital attracts young adventurers and freaks of all kinds, who transformed it to the residence of evil plus a gate to the parallel world in the center of Moscow. Because of its haunted reputation, the building has overgrown with rumors and city legends, acquired various nicknames, its own unique folklore as well as “locals”
Bechevinka Abandoned Submarine Base

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky-54, “Finval” [Finva:l] harbor, was founded in 1960-s as a military town and submarine base. A speed boat connected the town to the main city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky once a week, and there were no other, land, connection with the surrounding residential community. In 1996 the establishment was fully discontinued. All military property was obtained, electricity and water disconnected. Another military base, situated on top of a bald mountain about the opposite side in the harbor, a missile men village Shipu[u:]nskiy, disappeared through the maps at the same time as Bechevinka [BichOvinka]. The abandoned village is encompassed by beautiful wild landscapes.
Maternity Hospital in Vladimir Region
So what can be more mysterious and haunted than an abandoned medical establishment? Even working hospitals creep us out, just because of the primary function. This building from the end of the XIX century used to be the delivery department with the city hospital. According to calendars and documents, it was fully functioning until 2009, and kept some security until 2012. Broken windows were regularly replaced by new ones, and renovation was even planned for 2013. Other parts of the building remain intact, and it seems that people were waiting for good news from the doctors years ago.

Note to the presenter:
1)    Strong syllable vowels in geographic names are marked with red font color. In difficult-to-pronounce cases a transcription is offered right after the word or possibly a letter that is not read according to the logic of English reading rules and patters.
2)    If you encounter any issue and/or are not sure how to pronounce any of the geographical names, don’t hesitate do ask us, we’ll offer you all the necessary assistance.


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