‘The Flooded Belfry’, Kalyazin.

Kalyazin Church, also called the “Flooded Belfry,” standing alone in the Uglich Reservoir.
This structure is all that remains of the old town of Kalyazin, which was submerged when a dam was built in in 1939.
Satellite view on Google Maps.
Image Credit: Photograph by Kichigin / Shutterstock
Source: Photos of Abandoned Russia – The Atlantic

The Strange Bus Stops of the Soviet.

Next stop, Siberia!
The strange and beautiful world of Siberian bus stops.
Behind the iron curtain, the roadside was where architects could really let rip … photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000 km by bus, bike, car and cab to snap bus stops that show the former Soviet empire’s taste for the future.
2560Gagra, Abkhazia
2521Aral, Kazakhstan
2657Pitsunda, Abkhazia
All photographs by Christopher Herwig
See more Images via Next stop, Siberia! The strange and beautiful world of Soviet bus stops – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Frozen Trees in the Ural Mountains.

aa9a37248427e280bbd2dcb299440bcf6dc7028f_660Russian nature photographer Sergey Makurin has captured these breathtaking photographs of frozen trees in a remote part of Western Russia where the temperature can drop to a chilling -35C.
The stunning shots were taken in the Ural Mountains where Sergey trekked through sub-zero weather to access an area which is extremely isolated with very few human inhabitants for miles around.
Often taken at sunset, the images of bent trees encased in snow and ice make unworldly figures in the beautiful wintry landscape.
See more Images via Frozen trees make a breathtaking picture in sub-zero weather | Creative Boom.

Abandoned in the Snow, former USSR.

The world’s largest diesel submarine. All photographs: Danila Tkachenko.
The photographer Danila Tkachenko is drawn to places that were once at the forefront of technological progress, but now lie in ruin.
An antenna built for interplanetary connection. The Soviet Union was planning to build bases on other planets, and prepared facilities for connection which were never used and now lie dormant.
Imposing hulks of metal and granite built under the Soviet Union appear otherwordly against blank snowscapes.
The relics are alien – more like something out of Star Wars, than modern-day Russia
See more Images via Wreckage in the snow: Russia’s forgotten future – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.