Real Life Soviet Atlantis: Underwater Museum In Ukraine

Real Life Soviet Atlantis: Underwater Museum In Ukraine


00:04
COMM: WELCOME to the real-life Soviet Atlantis, where algae-covered statuses of Lenin loom
up from the depths of the seabed. 00:16
COMM: The underwater museum at Cape Tarkhankut, the western-most point of the Crimean peninsula,
was created by diver Vladimir Borumensky. 00:28
COMM: The Black Sea site has massively expanded since its creation in 1992, and now includes
more than 50 sculptures, including replicas of London’s Tower Bridge the Eiffel Tower,
and a real-life wind turbine. 00:47
COMM: The museum started life as an “Alley of Leaders” featuring busts of Communist figures
like Lenin, Stalin and Karl Marx which were thrown away in their thousands following the
fall of the Soviet Union. 01:04
COMM: The collection continues to grow with each passing year, as divers from across the
globe flock to the submerged site for a unique underwater history lesson.

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  1. Welcome to the real life Soviet Atlantis where algae covered busts of Lenin loom from the depths of the sea-bottom. The underwater museum at Cape Tarkhankut is in the westernmost point of the Crimean peninsula and was created by diver Vladimir Borumensky. After the fall of the Soviet Union, thousands of busts of former communist figureheads were thrown away, so Vladimir created the "Alley of Leaders" with similar Lenin, Stalin and Karl Marx busts. The museum has expanded over the last 20 years, and currently includes more than 50 sculptures, including copies of the London Tower Bridge, Eiffel Tower, and a real life wind turbine. These pictures were taken by Russian photographer Andrey Nekrasov in the Black Sea in Crimea, Ukraine.

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