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Ghost Town

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Ghost Town Halmer-Yu in the north of the Komi Republic, Russia. The city was abandoned in the 90th year. It was a mining town. From the wooden buildings were only skeletons. The stone buildings still somehow survived. For a time it was a military training ground, so that the visible traces of deliberate destruction. In general, producing an eerie impression.

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