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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2019 3:16 p.m. PST

…. WITH A DARK PAST

"There is an eerie, absolute silence. I am in a dead city in the middle of a dead sea. It feels like I'm standing in a postapocalyptic movie set: no people, no animals. Zombies? Probably. Sand everywhere. But this is real, and I'm one of the first people allowed to set foot in Aralsk-7.

You won't find this chilling ghost town on a map this secret city was well guarded by the Soviet Union. But now you can visit Aralsk-7 on the mysterious island of Vozrozhdeniya if you can stomach the journey and what you'll see when you get there. Because not only is the island situated in the environmental catastrophe that is the dried-up Aral Sea on the border of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, but it was also a former Soviet testing site for biological weapons. Visiting here is a shocking glimpse into Cold War history and a stark look at the damage industry can inflict on the planet…."
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Amicalement
Armand

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Mar 2019 4:20 p.m. PST

That's comforting ?

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2019 6:45 p.m. PST

Doesn't sound like much of a draw.

Perhaps the marketing people can put a better spin on the vacation brochure.

londoncalling20 Mar 2019 2:32 a.m. PST

"you'll hear a different story: that biological danger remains a reality, that there are still anthrax warning signs."

ooh yes let's go and test out that theory :)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2019 11:29 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Armand

Legion 421 Mar 2019 8:05 a.m. PST

It's Classified Comrade …

Lost Wolf23 Mar 2019 9:22 p.m. PST

Why in the world go visit an out-of-the-way place that was known to test biological weapons and then abandoned, stepped away from for some reason. Nope, not me.

Personal logo Choctaw Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2019 2:18 p.m. PST

Let's see, biological weapons for some some reason the military fled practically overnight. Yep, sounds like a place I really want to see. lol

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 4:21 a.m. PST

There was a disco and a cinema

and they were fighting the "capitalist sharks".

SouthernPhantom21 Aug 2019 4:45 p.m. PST

I spend most of my weekends off exploring abandoned places, but biological weapons testing facilities are a line I don't plan to cross!

Legion 423 Aug 2019 7:15 a.m. PST

Good idea … grin

14Bore24 Aug 2019 3:08 a.m. PST

Great for a apocalyptic movie set

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