duga radar: enormous abandoned antenna hidden in forests near chernobyl

by:YEROO     2019-11-03
(CNN)—
The tranquil pristine forest of northern Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities--
Except for a fact.
It contains radiation.
The contaminated Chernobyl exclusion zone, established after the world\'s worst nuclear disaster in 1986, has caused a wave of radiation fallout in Europe.
Starting at 2011, this is the main attraction for adventurous tourists, but the forests here Cover Up Another legacy of the Cold War and have a more sinister and mysterious reputation. The Duga radar.
While this huge building used to be a closely guarded secret, it can be seen within miles, rising up in the mist on the horizon ---
Surreal scene
It seems to be a huge wall from a distance.
Looking closely, this is a huge, worn-out structure of hundreds of huge antennas and turbines.
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It was once one of the most powerful military facilities of the Soviet communist empire.
It still stands a towering 150 (492 feet)
High, about 700 long.
But, in the radioactive wind of Chernobyl, it is now in a miserable state of industrial decay.
Anyone exploring the underfoot bushes will stumble upon neglected vehicles, steel barrels, broken electronic equipment and metal waste, all the rest of the rush to evacuate shortly after the nuclear disaster. Long-
The purpose of the \"Russian pecker\" has not yet been fully understood.
Duga has been standing in a remote place for decades, and no one has witnessed its slow demise.
Tourists exploring the Chernobyl exclusion zone have been allowed access to radar facilities as part of a guided tour group since 2013.
Even those who are aware of its existence are still shocked by its size, said Yaroslav yeyellenko, director of the Chernobyl tour, which traveled to Duga.
\"Visitors are overwhelmed by the sheer size and aesthetic height of the device
He told CNN about the tour.
\"No one thinks it\'s that big.
\"They feel very sorry, this is half
\"It was destroyed and faced the threat of total destruction,\" he added . \".
Even decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the story of Duga still raises more questions than answers, and its true purpose has not yet been fully understood.
The antenna is used to bounce the signal out of the Earth\'s plasma.
Duga\'s shooting/pixelated construction began in 1972, when Soviet scientists were looking for ways to mitigate long-term pollution
The long-range missile threat proposed the establishment of a huge excess. the-horizon-
Radar, which reflects signals from the curvature of the Earth to observe the curvature of the Earth.
Despite the large scale of the project, scientists lack sufficient understanding. -
Before it was built, it was doomed to failure without knowing it.
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Also known as Chernobyl2 --
From the former commander of the radar force, Volodymyr Musiyets. \"The Chernobyl-
2 objects, as-
Missile and counter
He told the Ukrainian newspaper Fakty, \"the Soviet Army\'s space defense was to discover the nuclear attack on the Soviet Union two years ago --
Three minutes after ballistic missile launch.
\"The Duga radar is just a signal receiver. the launch center is built 60 kilometers away-
1. give up now. These top-
The secret facilities are widely protected.
The crazy speculative radar is buried deep in the forest, and the fake logo masks its presence.
The Soviet command often designated these facilities in digital or fake status to confuse their \"enemies \".
On the Soviet map, the Duga radar is marked as a camp for children (
Even on the way to a facility decorated by the mascot of 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, there is a strange bus stop.
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According to Musiyets, Duga is said to have used a type called \"over-the-
The \"horizon\" radio positioning is used to detect the exhaust flame of the launched missile.
1976 for the first time in the world to hear the terrible woodpecker --
Like a repeated pulse from the transmitter.
Conspiracy theories followed closely, triggering headlines in Western media about thought and weather control.
Like the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the \"Russian Woodpecker\" radar is now a tourist attraction.
More and more people worry about nuclear war, some claim, low
The \"Russian signal\" can change human behavior and destroy brain cells.
The Soviet Union denied the existence of radar, further fuelling this crazy speculation ---
This is a children\'s camp after all.
While Duga is unlikely to be used as a mental control weapon against Americans, important details of its true purpose and function are mysteriously masked.
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Presumably, in order to provide energy to the vast radar, this doomed facility was built in a specific area.
Supporters of the idea point out that, despite the dubious military capabilities of the Duga radar, it costs twice as much as the Soviet power plant. A Sundance-
After an investigation by Ukrainian artist Fedor alexander rovich into the cause of the Chernobyl tragedy, 2015 documentary, the Russian Pecker, was obtained to explore this theory in depth, the duga radar played a role in the heart of the plot.
The April 26, 1986 explosion of the Soviet ghost Chernobyl was the beginning of the end of the Duga array.
The complex was closed due to radiation pollution and staff evacuated-
Only the sound of ge crackling broke the silence of the Geiger counter to track the radiation.
Due to the top of Duga-
Secret status, all documents concerning its operation were either destroyed or archived in Moscow, which lasted until today.
Important parts of the antenna are transported to Moscow or taken away by the hijacker.
In the chaos after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fate of the radar was determined by its position in the middle of the Chernobyl exclusion zone, which has been isolated from the public for more than 20 years.
The Chernobyl disaster affected the lives of thousands of innocent people, and the radiation covered the entire continent and caused death and decay.
Most of Duga\'s technology has been looted or brought back to Russia.
Jorge Franganillo/WikicommonsEnduring has a lasting fascination with this incident and the Cold War, and perhaps some of them are inspired by the recent diplomatic tensions between East and West, which means wanting to explore this
\"Many people have heard about it,\" Yemelianenko said . \".
Most of them like [the radar]
Because their personal life stories are somehow related to the history of the Cold War.
Some of the former West Germany were involved in these events \". . .
They want to witness [Duga]
He added that most tourists come from the United States, aged from 30 to 60.
Yemelianenko is one of a group of Ukrainian tourism professionals working to include the restricted area on the UNESCO World Heritage list, adding that many tourists who come to the restricted area claim that visiting Duga is the highlight of their trip.
So while the sound of the evil Pecker may have left the radio waves, the Duggans continue to spread its creepy presence in the abandoned landscape.
The Soviet Union may have disappeared forever, but its ghost still bothers Ukraine.
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