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A Little Known Fact About Russia

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When I was browsing for the Aurora Borealis phenomena in Murmanks region, I found this site. No matter what, I will find the best date when the activeness is frequent and it’s seen clearly on the sky. Three weeks ago, it’s said that it would be on the sky by end of January. So we were planning to go there on the 27th. We will take train and the journey takes approximately about 39 hours from Moscow. But today, my friend told me that the schedule was changed. The activeness calender was withdrawn due to the weather. Meaning that if we proceed to go on the date, we can’t see anything over there.

So, I kept browsing for more info. But suddenly, I found this site. Oh My God! This is truly Russia. This is the hidden military territory which people were talking about when I first arrived here. I thought it was a mere story. Or a tale. And I never had any intention to know more about this. My father once asked me to explore this side of activity. About their technology and the world’s acceptance towards their products. He wanted to know about it after telling him about my visit to Victory Park long time ago (where I witnessed submarines, tanks and many more from the World War ii). But still, I didn’t put much interest to dig out more about it. Unless if I were a boy, I think I would have explored all War Museums in Moscow, visited the Submarines Museum and been to the Aerospace Museum. But I didn’t.

The info I read in the site did suprise me. My mind started to imagine how was the place built by people when we know that it is located far in the northen area, isolated from concrete sources to develop the small town. What happened to the abandoned ships and submarines and are they going to leave them there, sink silently into the sea? And the existance of the nuclear fuel is really surprising. I thought it’s only in Chernobyl (and they are setting up another one in Belarus and soon to complete). This fact does open my eyes about Russia.

Let’s do the Math. How stupid I am to know about this little KNOWN fact about Russia only after 5 years and the half stranded in this country. Poor me. Poor me.

Posted on January 18th, 2009 by Sarah  |  22 Comments »