Tag: russia

Secret Histories

Life in Isolation – The Futuro House!

Silently, they stand like sentinel beings. Some are half hidden in forests, others perched on rocky outcrops overlooking towns, whilst a few lie rusting and forgotten in people’s back gardens. Sleek and egg shaped, you could be forgiven for mistaking them for flying saucers, the rows of windows looking not […]

Adventure Travel

Life in Isolation – the World’s Northernmost City

ISOLATION SPECIAL – NORILSK, SIBERIA. With many of us experiencing life in isolation for the first time, we’re turning our attention to those far flung places where people live solitary lives all year long. In this edition we’re heading into the remote Siberian winter to explore the world’s northernmost city, […]

Abandoned Places

The Ruined Russian Palace Abandoned by the KGB

Walk through the misty forests surrounding the small village of Semenvskoe, fifty miles west of Moscow, and you’ll stumble upon the crumbling ruins of a once beautiful palace. The sapling trees give way to overgrown sunken gardens, the remnants of a boating lake, and empty flowerbeds. Explore further and you’ll […]