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Nuclear Tourism: Exploring the Unfinished Chernobyl Reactors

Contemplating 'disaster tourism' inside Reactors 5 & 6 of the Chernobyl Power Plant.

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Skrunda-1: Exploring a Soviet Ghost Town in the Forests of Latvia

Now left abandoned for 15 years, this secret city once guarded a key Soviet radar facility.

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Cuba’s Revolutionary Trail: From Che Guevara to the Missile Crisis

Exploring the story of Cuba... as told by its battlefields, monuments & museums.

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The Hill of Crosses: A Monument to the Defiant Spirit of Lithuania

A unique pilgrimage site, which survived centuries of oppression under Imperial and Soviet rule.

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The Ruins of Daugavpils Fortress: A Little Piece of Russia in the Baltics

Peeling back the layers of history at an abandoned Soviet military school in Latvia.

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MiGs, Stars & Magic Books: A Brief History of Trespassing in Moscow

An illustrated guide to urban exploration in the Russian capital.

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Inside Objekt 221: An Abandoned Soviet Stronghold in the Crimea

Deep beneath a Crimean mountain lurks a derelict nuclear facility that died with the Cold War.

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The Socialist Street Parties of Cuba, North Korea & The Former-USSR

Because no one throws a street party like the Communist Party.

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What it’s Like to Spend 32 Hours in The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Ghost towns, radiation & the ethics of ruin lust.

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The Soviet Legacy: Inside Cuba’s Unfinished Nuclear Power Station

Crabs, bats and communists, in Cuba's greatest Soviet souvenir.

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Exploring Crimea’s Secret Soviet Sub Base: Balaklava Naval Museum

Take a tour through a once-secret, Soviet nuclear submarine base – at Balaklava, on the Crimean Pe

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Sneaking into an Abandoned Soviet Circus in Moldova

A tour of an abandoned Soviet Circus: forgotten rings & headless clowns in the former USSR.

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Tourism in Transnistria: Examining the Last Remnants of the USSR

Last remnants of the USSR: the unrecognised Soviet Socialist Republic of Transnistria.

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Don’t Forget Your Past: The Fate of Buzludzha

Repairs begin at the ‘House-Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party’, on Mount Buzludzha. New

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Astana: The Illuminati Capital of Kazakhstan

Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, is a futuristic city of symbols - with rumoured links to Freemasonry,

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The Bohemian Blog

The Bohemian Blog is an alternative travel journal, dedicated to exploring the bizarre, the macabre and other secret wonders of the world.

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Darmon Richter

Darmon Richter is a freelance writer and photographer; an experienced urban explorer and self-confessed dark tourist.

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