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Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction

Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
01/25
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Klomino was built to become additional living space for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo. However, few blocks of flats were never finished and are scheduled to be demolished soon.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
02/25
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Borne Sulinowo is located among widely spread fields of heather. The vast space that used to be the Soviet shooting range now attracts nature-lovers with its virgin forests and ponds rich in fish.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
03/25
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Empty corridors and falling apart room of the garrisson hospital in Klomino. The city was built for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo, but never completed before the Red Army withdrew from Poland.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
04/25
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Weapon silos in the forest near Borne Sulinowo. Hidden in the vast area of the former Soviet shooting range are many military artefacts, some of them reportedly have been used for storage of the Soviet nuclear missiles.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
05/25
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Weapon silos in the forest near Borne Sulinowo. Hidden in the vast area of the former Soviet shooting range are many military artifacts, some of them reportedly have been used for storage of the Soviet nuclear missiles.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
06/25
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A cannon in the center of Borne Sulinowo reminds the citizens of the city's past. The city is now a district seat and is slowly becoming a touristic attraction, despite poor roads leading to it.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
07/25
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"Sasza" shop and cafe in the centre of Borno Sulinowo offers typical Russian products, ranging from beer and vodka to canned meat and vegetables. Although managed by Poles, it is one of many remainders of the city's Soviet past.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
08/25
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Borne Sulinowo is located among widely spread fields of heather. The vast space that used to be the Soviet shooting range now attracts nature-lovers with its virgin forests and ponds rich in fish.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
09/25
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Borne Sulinowo is located among widely spread fields of heather. The vast space that used to be the Soviet shooting range now attracts nature-lovers with its virgin forests and ponds rich in fish.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
10/25
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Small Soviet military cementary near the Borne Sulinowo garrisson. As no Poles were allowed to this area until 1989, almost all writings are in Russian Cyrillic alphabet.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
11/25
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Small Soviet military cementary near the Borne Sulinowo garrisson. As no Poles were allowed to this area until 1989, almost all writings are in Russian cyrylic alphabet.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
12/25
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Small Soviet military cementary near the Borne Sulinowo garrisson. As no Poles were allowed to this area until 1989, almost all writings are in Russian cyrylic alphabet.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
13/25
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Small Soviet military cementary near the Borne Sulinowo garrisson. As no Poles were allowed to this area until 1989, almost all writings are in Russian Cyrillic alphabet.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
14/25
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Borne Sulinowo used to be highly secret and closed city in the middle of the forest, occupied only by the Soviet troops. Before that it was used as a German base and was visited by Adolf Hitler. Town is still full of formerly military buildings.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
15/25
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Empty corridors and falling apart room of the garrisson hospital in Klomino. The city was built for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo, but never completed before the Red Army withdrew from Poland.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
16/25
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Empty corridors and falling apart room of the garrisson hospital in Klomino. The city was built for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo, but never completed before the Red Army withdrew from Poland.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
17/25
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Empty corridors and falling apart room of the garrisson hospital in Klomino. The city was built for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo, but never completed before the Red Army withdrew from Poland.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
18/25
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Empty corridors and falling apart room of the garrisson hospital in Klomino. The city was built for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo, but never completed before the Red Army withdrew from Poland.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
19/25
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Empty corridors and falling apart room of the garrisson hospital in Klomino. The city was built for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo, but never completed before the Red Army withdrew from Poland.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
20/25
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Empty corridors and falling apart room of the garrisson hospital in Klomino. The city was built for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo, but never completed before the Red Army withdrew from Poland.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
21/25
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Klomino was built to become additional living space for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo. However, few blocks of flats were never finished and are scheduled to be demolished soon. Private investors want to refurbish the area for tourists
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
22/25
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Klomino was built to become additional living space for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo. However, few blocks of flats were never finished and are scheduled to be demolished soon. Private investors want to refurbish the area for tourists
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
23/25
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Klomino was built to become additional living space for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo. However, few blocks of flats were never finished and are scheduled to be demolished soon.
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
24/25
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Klomino was built to become additional living space for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo. However, few blocks of flats were never finished and are scheduled to be demolished soon. Private investors want to refurbish the area for tourists
Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
25/25
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Klomino was built to become additional living space for the Soviet troops stationed in Borne Sulinowo. However, few blocks of flats were never finished and are scheduled to be demolished soon.
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
  • Former Soviet military base in Poland awaits destruction
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Polish town of Borne-Sulinowo was a secret, closed town used by the Red Army from 1945 until 1992. The town was excluded from Polish law and erased from maps. Former base draws tourists, but many buildings are being demolished.

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