An online exhibition of Russian rust. Click images to view larger.
DUGA, THE STEEL GIANT, IS ONE OF THREE ALIKE AND WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT FOR RUSSIAN MILITARY PURPOSES.
 
 
HEAVY EXCAVATION MACHINERY ABANDONED NEAR MOSCOW.
 
 
SOME OF THE K-141 KURSK NUCLEAR SUBMARINE REMAINS AFTER BEING PULLED UP FROM THE BARENTS SEA.
 
 
HUNDREDS OF PIECES OF ARMY HARDWARE LEFT ON A FIELD NEAR CHERNOBYL. THE MACHINERY WAS USED IN THE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ACCIDENT LIQUIDATION AND IS HIGHLY RADIOACTIVE.
 
 
AN UNFINISHED RAILWAY IN NORTHERN SIBERIA, BETWEEN SALEKHARD AND IGARKA.
 
 
AN ABANDONED COASTLINE DEFENCE BASE NEAR MURMANSK.
 
 
HEAVY DUMP TRUCKS ABANDONED BY THE RUSSIAN DIAMOND MINING COMPANY ALROSA.
 
 
PRIPYAT WAS LEFT UNTOUCHED SINCE THE NEARBY CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT AND THE EVACUATION OF ITS POPULATION.
 
 
SOVIET TRAINS IN SUKHUMI, ABKHAZIA.
 
 
AN ABANDONED MILITARY SIGNAL OFFICE CENTRE.
 
 
THE ARAL SEA USED TO BE ONE OF THE LARGEST SEAS OF THE CONTINENT, BUT WAS DRIED TO A MERE PUDDLE BY A SOVIET AUTHORITIES DECISION TO TURN TWO RIVERS AWAY FROM IT.
 
 
AN ABANDONED RUSSIAN TANK BASE.
 
 
 
 
  PHOTOS BY THE MOLOTOV INSTITUTE, THE ALEXEI NIZKOV ARCHIVES, LOST.BIKER.RU, PRIPYAT.COM, GROHOTAILO, A. VIKULOV, BRAITON BX, P. KOSENKO, BAD SAMARITAN, A. KLOCHKOV, FORTIFICATION.RU AND THE RED STAR HERITAGE FOUNDATION.