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(CNN)   Adventure through a frozen ghost town -- a frozetown one could say   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Creepy, Apartment, Soviet Union, photographer Maria Passer, Temperature, Gulag, House, Ice, Urban planning  
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2021-03-07 3:24:11 AM  
Im pretty sure that was a map on metro 2033.
 
2021-03-07 3:32:53 AM  
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Doctor Zhavago nods...then goes and cheats on his wife again...
 
2021-03-07 3:47:10 AM  
you'd have to be a lousy cork-soaker to live in a fargin icehole like that.
 
2021-03-07 4:14:24 AM  

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Doctor Zhavago nods...then goes and cheats on his wife again...


My thoughts the moment I saw the article.

/ I remember seeing it in the theater -- I got sick on Flick's chocolates.
 
2021-03-07 5:28:29 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 350x144]
Doctor Zhavago nods...then goes and cheats on his wife again...


Saw that movie on TV as a kid. It's the only scene I remember.
 
2021-03-07 6:11:11 AM  
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/nothing's obscure on Fark
 
2021-03-07 6:13:50 AM  
Looks like Texas

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2021-03-07 7:04:35 AM  

DigitalDirt: Looks like Texas

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Thanks, Biden
 
2021-03-07 7:07:31 AM  
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2021-03-07 7:18:02 AM  
Rllllussia get very cold
 
2021-03-07 7:29:52 AM  
"It's really a tragedy that many people have to leave their houses and to go to live somewhere else," she says.

No photographer - the tragedy was that this town was a notorious GULAG administration for 132 forced labor camps that were the reason for its existence.  It was a name that struck fear in  dissidents when they heard it whispered as a destination.   Those that populated the city after the 1960's were largely ex-prisoners and their descendants that had their internal passports marked to prevent them from leaving.

Just because the snow looks pretty and covers up  the coal dust doesn't mean it should be your ticket to your  15 mins.
 
2021-03-07 7:51:22 AM  

BeardedDragonLizardMan: Rllllussia get very cold


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Knows all about cold places...
 
2021-03-07 8:12:43 AM  
Photograph 10/10, on the right side, shows a plowed road with what appears to be cars driving on it.  Someone is traveling there.
 
2021-03-07 8:22:00 AM  
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Cool pictures.
 
2021-03-07 8:27:59 AM  
Kadykchan says "hi" from about 2250 miles away. That was another infamous Gulag settlement that's now completely abandoned.

There would probably be quite a bit fewer of these if the USSR had taken the money they spent on the KGB, gulags, ideological enforcement, and vengeance, and instead spent it on making the country a better place to live. But, as always, east or west, capitalist or communist, we just can't have nice things, because greedy farks.
 
2021-03-07 8:28:19 AM  
No one calls it that
 
2021-03-07 9:40:43 AM  
(To the melody of Steve Miller's "Swingtown")

BrrrRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrRRRRrrrrrRRrrrrRR​R​rrrrrrrrrrr...


.......and it's too damn early and I can't remember the rest of the words but then he says we've gotta go down to the "Frozetown" or "Freezetown" or something.

You're welcome for my hilarious, thoughtful contribution to this thread.
 
2021-03-07 10:19:46 AM  
Frozetown, subby? When "Fhrosttown" is right there?
 
2021-03-07 10:33:42 AM  
Let it go, Subby. Let it go
 
2021-03-07 10:50:37 AM  

2wolves: Photograph 10/10, on the right side, shows a plowed road with what appears to be cars driving on it.  Someone is traveling there.


The "article" was only a few paragraphs long, where multiple times they say that some folks still live there.
 
2021-03-07 11:08:43 AM  
"Impossible.  Nothing can exist below 32°F and not enrich my buddies.  Obviously a fake."  -- Greg Abbott
 
2021-03-07 1:58:18 PM  
Sweet.  Squatter city here I come!
 
2021-03-07 2:37:37 PM  

omg bbq: 2wolves: Photograph 10/10, on the right side, shows a plowed road with what appears to be cars driving on it.  Someone is traveling there.

The "article" was only a few paragraphs long, where multiple times they say that some folks still live there.


"Some folks" don't get hundreds of klicks of road plowed, in a former gulag, in Putin's Russia without graft or rubles changing hands.
 
2021-03-07 4:18:59 PM  
'Frozetown'?

No, call it a 'Froze Zone'.
 
2021-03-07 6:37:20 PM  
Even in Russia. Coal is dead. Not coming back.
 
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