The Ruins of Empire: The Best Abandoned Soviet Health Resort

The Ruins of Empire:  The Best Abandoned Soviet Health Resort


The sanatorium is closed. No entry. The ceilings are painted by the masters of Palekh Why doesn’t it all work? All employees were dismissed in 2010. Now the sanatorium belongs to the Singapore offshore. Look at this terrace. Did this terrace collapse? Probably there used to be a bridge. This bridge connected two buildings. The bridge connected not two but three buildings. Yes. There’s the third bridge. This brick wall was made in the 90’s. Door knob The balcony is also very beautiful. Most likely, it’s a fire escape. Look how narrow it is. Most likely, it’s a fire escape. Look how narrow it is. Cycas well preserved Building was so grandly built It was built pompously. Yes. It’s Stalinist Empire style. Imagine, in Soviet times a worker came out on this balcony. … and looked at the sea, palms … and saw how the constructed communism should look. This is the dining room. There’s security. This building is not even the main purpose. It’s just a dining room. The building is not the main purpose. I thought that this was the main building, where people were welcomed. I asked the guards. They said it was a dining room. After lunch, the collective farmer will go out onto the balcony. … and say “Italy” … and will tell in the village that he was in paradise. … and will continue to build communism with enthusiasm “and although traditionally a large number of holidaymakers come here in the summer months” “… but in winter the Sochi resort continues to work on the summer schedule” California fan palm What is it? Сherry plum blooms beautifully Abandoned garden. Look, Lisa. There was a flowerbed here. Do you see? Here is an abandoned flowerbed. It is overgrown with Trachycarpus… …thorny olive… …ophiopogon… Jungle Bench. This bench has concrete legs. Lisa, look at these interesting bumps with tendrils. It’s Pseudotsuga. The monument to Ordzhonikidze Holidaymakers were sitting on stools. Where is Lenin? Here he is! There Lenin. “The battle is going on again” “The heart is worring in the breast” “Lenin is so young” “And the young October is ahead” “tam tadam” Who is it standing there? Probably, when you grow up, you will not know who it is. The chief troublemaker stands there. Сhief troublemaker? Phoenix canariensis almost withered. I don’t know, now we’ll see what it’s like Grotto Too small for the stage. Too small for the stage. Too small for the stage. Something stood here. Now the buildings are not built so meticulously. The concrete is poured carelessly. The retaining wall is magnificent. … made of natural stone Swimming pool. It was built in 1937. Summer swimming pool. And there, what was it? Cloakroom, probably. Swimmers swam straight from there? It maybe was a winter pool? Swimming pool with warm water. Most likely, the swimmers undressed there and swam out here. “Lenin is so young” “And the young October is ahead” “Lenin is so young” “And the young October is ahead” “Don’t wait for mercies from the sky” “Don’t spare your life for truth” “In this life, fellows” “We stick only to truth” “The battle is going on again” “The heart is worring in the breast” “Lenin is so young” “And the young October is ahead” “Lenin is so young” “And the young October is ahead” “You’ll like it. It is beautiful.” “I’m a senior engineer” “Where do you live?” “In Moscow.” “Do you like to rest here?” “Very much”

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