Well, this is pretty cool. I keep pointing out that Russians love the internet — and place silly amounts on sensitive national security information online, whether it is a jack-knifed ICBM, a rifle factory under construction in Venezuela or ballistic missile submarines burning like a Roman candle.
Somehow I missed that, in 2011, a Russian blogger/urban explorer named Lana Sator spent five nights crawling over the rocket test stands at Energomash’s research and testing complex near Khimki located at: 55°54’57.31″N, 37°26’46.43″E. She documented the visits on her live journal and tumblr accounts. (She’s detailed a number of military sites including one or two that Sean O’Connor might find interesting.)
There are a ton of internal shots for those of you with technical interests and some practical Russian.
I’ve been thinking about writing something about PRTB’s in the former East Germany, using Russian language alumni groups (!) and images from Urban Explorers, but I never have the time. Perhaps some enterprising 20-something will do it first.