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Visit to the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site » Decaying stairway at Kurchatov’s old dom kulturi

Decaying stairway at Kurchatov’s old dom kulturi

Once a magnificent old Soviet building inside and out, the old dom kulturi (palace of culture) at Kurchatov has fallen into serious disrepair. Although the city is occupied and still houses workers for the National Nuclear Center, it probably only has half the residents today than it did in the glory days of the Cold War.


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