Skrunda-1 belongs to a group of some 40 secret cities whose existence was a top-level national secret. They were created to hide manpower and weapons at strategic locations throughout the USSR.
Towns & neighborhoods
Even today, just finding former nuclear missile base Vogelsang, hidden deep in East German forests, can be a challenge. But those who do are rewarded with a singular experience.
Built by the Nazis and seized by the Red Army, the now-derelict military base of Krampnitz Kaserne in the outskirts of Potsdam hides many mysteries, including one famously elusive eagle mosaic.
Just a stone’s throw away from the trendy cafes and restaurants of Kalamaja, Tallinn’s emergent hipster district, there is a site with several derelict buildings, one church and one very scary bunker.
Dodging cows and discovering rural decay in two small villages in the Greater Caucasus.