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04-05-2014, 11:52 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Civilization been and gone...
The strategic nuclear MRBM division's
at the partly-disused
Byelokorovichi missile operating base
in N Ukraine, lavishly decorated in mural mosaїcs early nineteen-eighties' ( times of the USSR strategic missile corps full blossom and bottomless funding ) Soviet style:
Some were not just funny but real time capsule-like, e. g. this СЛАВА КПСС! ( GLORY TO THE CPSU! - the Communist Party of the Soviet Union ) - very few of these once-omnipresent propaganda slogans have survived the past two decades:
Some of the mosaїcs had never been completed before the troops vacated the base - only the charcoal scatches over the plaster remained, like ghosts of those departed:
Now you can only imagine how lively it had been during the Soviet nuclear missile heyday of the nineteen-seventies and eighties.
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