What once were the symbols of Russia’s Cold War military might, now are abandoned, eerie ghosts in the snow.
From photographer Danila Tkachenko
If everything is covered with snow it for artistic effect …
These stunning images are part of the Restricted Areas, the photo project by Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko, which shows lost remnants of the USSR’s material and technology programmes.
Pumpjacks on a spent oil field. Russia, Republic of Bashkortostan, 2014
Former mining town which has been closed and made a bombing trial field. The building on the photo shows the cultural center, one of the objects for bombing. Russia, Komi Republic, 2014
Screen for biological defence against radar radiation. Kazakhstan, Karaganda region, 2015
Deserted observatory. Kazakhstan, Almaty region, 2015
The world’s largest diesel submarine. Russia, Samara region, 2013
Test bench for missiles. Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda Region, 2015
Stages of the space rockets. Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda region, 2013
Waste storage of rocket fuel. Russia, Republic of Komi, 2014
Tropospheric antenna in the north of Russia – the type of connection which has become obsolete. There were many of them built in far North, all of them deserted at the moment. Russia, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, 2014
Scientific storage at far North. Russia, Komi republic, 2014