Made in Neglinka

Made in Neglinka
The Neglinka has seen too much. Drunk people left behind without light, naked people showering and washing, hallucinogenic 3-meter rats and more. Most remained (luckily for everyone) unphotographed. But not all! I am officially Dima’s hairdresser since 2006. The exemplary haircut is on the left This is the Death Pillar, it’s waters come up to ...

Underground Minsk (Belarus)

Underground Minsk (Belarus)
The last and only remaining European country with a dictator reminds me of the irreversibly gone childhood. The food is not expensive and of supreme quality, all from local factories. Everything is Nice and Sweet, as if the Soviet Union was never gone.  Time has frozen there. Minsk was completely destroyed during WWII, they were ...

Danilovka river

Danilovka river
Danilovka was one of the last unexpectedly big river tunnels that we have discovered. It has an underwater portal into the Moscow river, is not much mentioned anywhere and can’t be evidently traced from the surface. It is the first drain built in Moscow after the revolution. The approximate year of construction is 1928. The ...

Saint-Petersburg Metro construction

Saint-Petersburg Metro construction
This one started in a bar in Saint Petersburg. The beer was perfect. We were dressed and ready, but had a really rough idea about the entrance. Someone said that “nobody cares there, they’re in a hurry to meet the deadline” and we headed to a shaft. The  fence was unexpectedly high. So what could we do ...

Odessa! (Ukraine)

Odessa! (Ukraine)
The limestone mining in Odessa started in the beginning of 19th century. The mining was chaotic and unsystematic. It caused severe problems, since part of the city was built on quarries. Several large systems are outside the city. The Odessa catacombs have been the hiding place for partisans during WWII. In the part below the ...

Power cable tonnel

Power cable tonnel
An ordinary power cable tunnel in the process of construction. Having nothing spectacular, in is just like tens of its identical brothers all over the city. It is supposed to replace some HV aboveground lines.

Chura river

Chura river
The Chura is a large drain on the right side of Moscow river. Easily accessable for urban exploration, long and new. Not much to tell about. Includes one average sized waterfall. You might be interested in Moscow drains & rivers: General information

Kopytovka river 1

Kopytovka river
The Kopytovka is an average sized concrete river with a small brick fragment. The outfall at the end of the tunnel  has a filtering station. It was largely unknown before we found it in 2006. It used to have tree roots growing through the tunnel and other noted monuments. From what I’ve heard, the roots were ...

The Chechorra river and the story of Mr. G 1

The Chechorra river and the story of Mr. G
These disputable photos are equipped with the story about a comrade, G… One cold winter evening, six explorers went downstream. We had some beers and other mood-modifying things. We walked far enough downstream, stopping every now and then to take photos, when Thunder cried “WAVE! WAVE!” The WAVE is what happens the sudden raise of ...

Mulyarchik’s metro 1

Mulyarchik's metro
Leonid Mulyarchik wasn’t upset by the fact that he’s living in a small town without metro. He decided to build his own transport system! All the tunnels on the photos below were dug by one man! The inhabitants of the distant town of Lebedyan weren’t quite happy to see another group of guys coming to ...