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Front of the building as seen from Freedom Park across the street.
Sukhumi, Abkhazia

Abandoned Council of Ministries Building

Ruins of a former government building destroyed during the Georgian-Abkhaz war in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union.
43.0041, 41.0192
Jasenovac Stone Flower
Jasenovac, Croatia

Stone Flower

Croatia's towering concrete blossom grows from the site of a World War II concentration camp.
45.2804, 16.9284
The entrance to the submarine dock.
Vis, Croatia

Vis Island

Formerly Yugoslavia's "forbidden island," this sleepy little city still holds the abandoned remains of military strongholds.
43.0602, 16.1829
Brestovac Sanatorium
Zagreb, Croatia

Brestovac Sanatorium

Once a state-of-the-art tuberculosis treatment spa, these ruins are now ruled by paintball players.
45.8921, 15.9520
Skrunda 1
Lidumnieki, Latvia

Skrunda-1

This abandoned secret city is a crumbling wonderland of Soviet ruins.
56.7275, 21.9954
Defenders of Stara Zagora Memorial Complex
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Defenders of Stara Zagora Memorial Complex

This massive stone and steel monument remembers a century-old battle that cost thousands of lives and nearly destroyed the city.
42.4334, 25.6531
Podgarić, Croatia

Podgaric Monument

Commemoration of World War II in Croatia bears a striking resemblance to the Millennium Falcon.
45.6408, 16.7749
Tjeniste War Memorial
Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tjentiste War Memorial

These warring psychedelic crags commemorate an unsuccessful military operation.
43.3483, 18.6906
 Monument to the Uprising of the People of Kordun and Banija
Malička, Croatia

Petrova Gora

This huge metal monument is slowly being stripped to its concrete skeleton.
45.3164, 15.8053
Lopar, Croatia

Goli Otok

The only gulag ever to exist in socialist Yugoslavia.
44.8434, 14.8293
Doll Garden of Sabile
Sabile, Latvia

Doll Garden of Sabile

Just another terrifying garden filled with hundreds of endlessly smiling doll people.
57.0444, 22.5764
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Bobsleigh Track

A war-torn Olympic relic is being overtaken by graffiti and nature.
43.8425, 18.4425
Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University

Gargantuan home of Russian science.
55.7028, 37.5306
Moscow, Russia

Fallen Monument Park

A sculpture park of the tossed aside relics of the USSR, from Stalin to a massive Soviet emblem.
55.7267, 37.5994
Monument to the Conquerors of Space.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

Moscow's imposing monument to the space age.
55.8228, 37.6398
Linnahall
Tallinn, Estonia

Linnahall

An empty relic of the Moscow Olympics crumbles away in the middle of Estonia.
59.4467, 24.7535
Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center
Irbene, Latvia

Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center

This impressively complicated radioastronomy research center was once a tool of Soviet spies...obviously.
57.5533, 21.8547
The mighty Bagger 258
Schipkau, Germany

Bagger 258: The "Blue Wonder"

The industrial monstrosity known as Bagger 258 is a colossal mining machine built in the DDR - but now left for dead in a German field.
51.5315, 13.9508
Tempelhof postcard, ca early 1960's
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.
52.4838, 13.3877
Riga, Latvia

Riga Central Market

3,000 market stands in five former Zeppelin hangars.
56.9462, 24.1043
Mil Mi-6 (NATO reporting name Hook) Soviet heavy transport helicopter
Lidosta "Rīga", Latvia

Riga Aviation Museum

A vast and unlikely aviation museum kept alive for over 50 years due to one man's tenacity.
56.9249, 23.9801
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
Left Behind Soviet Art
Estonia

Hara Submarine Base

A decommissioned submarine base makes a great space for graffiti art.
59.5885, 25.6199
RAF Upper Heyford
Upper Heyford, England

RAF Upper Heyford

A rotting air force base is now home to rare birds and scarce plants.
51.9294, -1.2796