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March 2011

These pictures were taken at the old Soviet submarine Base at Paldiski in Estonia. The area was the main submarine training base of the Soviet navy during the cold war. It was off limits to civilians until 1994, and when the base was finally abandoned in 1995 the main population of the town, at its height 10000, left and only around 2500 remain today.


The pictures are of the main headquarters which have been pillaged quite extensively however it does give the viewer a rare insight into the former Russian establishment.