The Closed Cities Of Russia

Inherited from the Soviet Union, these cities host important sites of the atomic, metallurgical, chemical and military industries. They are called “forbidden cities” and “closed cities”, a Soviet phenomenon that still exists today. In modern Russia, most of these cities are now open, or almost … The concept of “closed city” appeared in the USSR in the late 1940s and had a strict purpose: to serve the interests of large industrial groups, the army, or major research institutions. These are areas of production or extraction of minerals and natural gas in large quantities. It was not worth seeking these “economic … Continue reading The Closed Cities Of Russia