Visit to an unifinished soviet-times military site in the Codru forest

We finally found the unfinished military site we had read about on Moldova Holiday.
We had walked around in the Orhei forest looking for it a few times with no success. At the end we found the right way thanks to Google Earth (see last photo below).
This is a weird site in the middle of the forest. The unfinished building was apparently meant to become the command centre for the Soviet Union’s anti-missile defence system, but construction works began in the late 1980s and were then abandoned with the fall of the Soviet Union.
The buildings are now totally overgrown with vegetation. According to Moldova Holiday, one of the buildings was intended to be living quarters, the other for offices. The site is well known to the local population who comes here for picnics and children parties (seriously!). There should be also some underground bunkers in the area, but we did not find them.

 

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2 thoughts on “Visit to an unifinished soviet-times military site in the Codru forest

    • oh, yes! Let me tell you something funny: first time when the Irish people heard me talking a 100% pure Romanian language, they considered it a Dialect! Why? They have heard by then only Moldovan people talking their language with a Russian accent. It’s a non-sense right? And I am born 60km from Romania’s capital.

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