Inside the eerie abandoned ghost towns frozen in time after residents fled hellish -50C temperatures for good
INCREDIBLE snaps reveal eerie abandoned Russian ghost towns frozen in time after residents fled hellish -50C temperatures.
The eerie images were taken 11 miles from the coal-mining town of Vorkuta in the Sementnozavodsky region.
Vorkuta is one of the coldest towns in Europe and was once home to a Stalin-established Gulag prison camp.
But it has been a long time since these properties have seen the hustle and bustle of residents, with snow blasting its way into forgotten homes and icicles covering staircases and sticking out of window frames.
Aerial shots also show abandoned vehicles blanketed with snow in a car park while apartment blocks appear painted white after being hit with by blizzards.
13An aerial view of a construction site in the coal-mining town Vorkuta blanketed by snowCredit: Getty Images – Getty13Snow somehow covers every inch of the room, ceilings, walls, windows and all!Credit: Getty Images – Getty13Snow and ice appears to seep down the front of this abandoned building in the townCredit: Getty Images – Getty13The settlement 11 miles from Vorkuta resembles a ghost town – streets are empty except for snowCredit: Getty Images – Getty13The shockingly low temperatures are influenced by the settlement’s distance from the North Atlantic and the proximity to the Arctic OceanCredit: Getty Images – Getty13No where is safe from the unbelievably cold temperatures – including this staircaseCredit: Getty Images – Getty13Despite the biting temperatures, it enjoys a much less severe winters than SiberiaCredit: Getty Images – Getty13The buildings in the Sementnozavodsky region are constantly covered in snowCredit: Getty Images – Getty13The thick snow buries and infiltrates anything in its path, seen in this image inside an abandoned buildingCredit: Getty Images – Getty13Temperatures plummet as low as -50C in the settlement, 11 miles from the coal-mining town of VorkutaCredit: Getty Images – GettyNO THANK EUBritain’s vaccine victory is thanks to ‘Brexit freedoms’ says German MEPExclusiveMADDIE GUILTChristian B’s lawyer admits possibility paedo could be GUILTYMUTANT HELLBrazil mutant Covid victims suffer for DAYS longer & viral load 10 times higherLatestCOP OUTSarkozy likely to serve jail term in wife Carla Bruni’s lavish £2.5m Paris mansionPURE EVILFamily ‘slaughtered by servant who raped mum and strangled six-year-old son’
13A sizeable snow pack is dropped each year during the winter because it is humidCredit: Getty Images – Getty13Residents have been driven out of the remote area due to being unable to cope with the cold and rising unemploymentCredit: Getty Images – Getty13The nearby town of Vorkuta was once home to a Gulag prison camp run by Joseph StalinCredit: Getty Images – Getty