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.
Tag: Soviet Union
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.
Originally named V.I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport, the now-ruined Linnahall was built as a venue to stage sailing events connected with the 22nd Moscow Summer Olympic Games in 1980.