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Radar station "Chernobyl-2"

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If the name Chernobyl is familiar today to almost everyone, and after the disaster at the nuclear power plant, it has become a household name that has thundered all over the world, few have heard about the Chernobyl facility-2. At the same time, this town was located in close proximity to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, but it was impossible to find it on a topographic map. Exploring the maps of that period, you will most likely find the designation of a boarding house for children or the dotted lines of forest roads in the place where this small town was located. In the USSR, they knew how to keep and hide secrets, especially if they were military men.

Only with the collapse of the USSR and the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant about the existence of a small town (military garrison) in the Polissya forests, which was engaged in "space espionage", at least some information appeared. In 1970-s, Soviet scientists developed unique radar systems that made it possible to track the launches of ballistic missiles from the territory of a potential enemy (submarines and military bases). The developed radar belonged to over-the-horizon radar stations (ZRGLS). Possessing huge sizes of receiving antennas and masts, ZGRLS required a large human resource. At the facility, combat duty was carried around 1000 military. For the military, as well as their families, a whole small town was built, having one street, which was called Kurchatov.

The Chernobyl exclusion zone guides, who are used to be called “stalkers,” like to tell one bike of a 25-year-old. After the USSR recognized the fact of accidents at the Chernobyl NPP, a stream of journalists from around the world rushed into the exclusion zone. Among the first Western journalists to come here, who were allowed to the crash site, was the legendary American Phil Donahue. Driving near the village of Kopachi, he from the window of the car noticed objects of impressive size, which considerably rose above the forest and caused quite justified curiosity on his part. To his question: “what is this?”, The security officers accompanying the group only silently looked at each other until one of them came up with a suitable answer. According to legend, he explained that this is an unfinished hotel. Donahue naturally did not believe this, but he could not check his suspicions in any way, he was denied categorical access to this object.
Radar station "Chernobyl-2"

There is nothing strange in this, since the “unfinished hotel” was a kind of pride in the Soviet defense industry and automatically one of the most secret objects. It was the Doug-1 over-the-horizon radar station, also known as the “Chernobyl-2” object or just the Doug. “Duga” (5Н32) is a Soviet ZGRLS operating in the interests of an early detection system for launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The main task of this station was the early detection of launches of ICBMs, not only in Europe, but also “beyond the horizon” in the United States. In those years, none of the world's stations had such technological capabilities.

To date, only the American HAARP (high-frequency active auroral research program) has the technology that would be most similar to that used on the Soviet ZGRLS. According to official information, this project aims to study auroras. In this case, according to unofficial information, this station, located in Alaska, is a secret American weapons, through which Washington can control a variety of climatic phenomena on the planet. On the Internet, various speculations on this topic have not ceased for a year already. It is worth noting that similar "conspiracy theories" surrounded the domestic station "Douga". At the same time, the first station of the HAARP line was commissioned only in 1997, while in the USSR the first object of this type appeared in Komsomolsk-on-Amur as early as 1975.

While the residents of Chernobyl, as they thought, worked with a peaceful atom, the inhabitants of their city-namesake, more than 1000 people, were engaged, in fact, space espionage on a planetary scale. One of the main arguments for locating the low-temperature radar station in the Chernobyl woodlands was the presence of a number of Chernobyl nuclear power plants. The Soviet superlocator supposedly consumed up to 10 megawatts of electricity. The general designer of ZGRLS was NIIDAR - Research Institute for Long-Distance Radio Communication. The chief designer was engineer Franz Kuzminsky. The cost of the construction of this super-power radar in different sources indicates different, but it is known that the construction of the Dugi-1 cost the USSR 2 times more expensive than commissioning the 4-x Chernobyl power units.

It is important to note that the ZGRLS, located in Chernobyl-2, was intended only for receiving the signal. The transmitting center was located in the immediate vicinity of the village of Rassudov near the city of Lyubech in the Chernihiv region at a distance of 60 km. from Chernobyl-2. The transmitting signal antennas were also made on the principle of a phased antenna array and were lower and smaller, their height was up to 85 meters. Today this radar is destroyed.

The small town of Chernobyl-2 quickly grew in the neighborhood with the top-secret construction project completed in record time. Its population, as already mentioned, was at least 1000 inhabitants. All of them worked at the UHFEL station, which, in addition to the equipment, included 2-e giant antennas - high-frequency and low-frequency. Judging by the available images from space, the length of the high-frequency antenna was 230 meters, and the height - 100 meters. The low-frequency antenna was an even more impressive structure, its length was 460 meters, and its height was almost 150 meters. This truly unique engineering miracle in the world (today the antennas were only partially dismantled) was able to cover almost the entire planet with its signal and instantly detect a massive launch of ballistic missiles from any continent.

True, it is worth noting that almost immediately after the commissioning of this station, which happened on May 31, 1982, some problems and inconsistencies were noted. Firstly, this radar could only capture a large concentration of targets. This could happen only in the case of a massive nuclear strike. At the same time, the complex could not track the launch of single targets. Secondly, many of the frequency ranges on which the ZGRLS operated coincided with civil aviation and civil fishing fleet USSR and European states. Representatives from various countries soon began to complain about interference with the operation of their radio equipment systems. At the beginning of the operation of the ZGRLS station on air almost around the world, characteristic knocks began to sound, which were drowned out by high-frequency transmitters, and sometimes even telephone calls.

Despite the fact that “Chernobyl-2” was a top-secret facility, in Europe, they quickly got into the causes of interference, nicknamed the Soviet station “Russian woodpecker” for the characteristic sounds on the air and made claims to the Soviet government. The USSR received a number of official statements from Western states, in which it was noted that the systems created in the Soviet Union had a significant effect on the safety of maritime navigation and aviation. In response, the USSR made concessions on its part and ceased to apply operating frequencies. At the same time, the designers were given the task, they were instructed to eliminate the identified shortcomings of the radar station. The designers, together with scientists, were able to accomplish the task, and after performing the modernization of the UHFR in 1985, they began to undergo a state acceptance procedure, which was interrupted by the accident at the Chernobyl NPP.

After the accident, which occurred at Chernobyl 26 on April 1986, the station was removed from combat duty, and its equipment was mothballed. The civilian and military population was evacuated from the site as a matter of urgency from the zone that was exposed to radiation. When the military and the leadership of the USSR were able to assess all the scales of the environmental disaster that had occurred and the fact that the Chernobyl-2 object could no longer be launched, it was decided to export valuable systems and equipment to Komsomolsk-on-Amur, this happened at 1987 year

Thus, the unique object of the Soviet defense complex, which was part of the space shield of the Soviet state, ceased to function. The city and the city infrastructure were forgotten and abandoned. At present, only the huge antennas remind of the former power of the superpower at this abandoned object, which have not lost their stability to this day, attracting the attention of rare tourists in these places. Possessing simply colossal dimensions, the antennas of this station are visible from virtually anywhere in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Information sources:
- http://tainy.info/world-around/chernobyl-2-ili-russkij-dyatel/
- http://chornobyl.in.ua/chernobyl-2.html
- http://lplaces.com/ru/reports/12-chornobyl-2
- http://en.wikipedia.org/
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  1. DEMENTIY
    DEMENTIY 30 July 2012 07: 38
    +5
    On Soviet General Staff maps, the object passed as a children's recreation camp - not a working one. Encrypted. Here.
    1. borisst64
      borisst64 30 July 2012 13: 05
      +2
      And antennas as devices for drying clothes))
      1. 755962
        755962 30 July 2012 14: 41
        -2
        Here with the help of this it was possible to control ... the weather and much more than that.
  2. Greyfox
    Greyfox 30 July 2012 07: 52
    -27
    Cyclopean structure. Another "Tsar Cannon",
    which does not fire and "Tsar Bell", which does not ring during the Soviet period (some problems and inconsistencies ......). It is surprising that he was not beaten in the plot of the game "Stalker".
    1. Tirpitz
      Tirpitz 30 July 2012 09: 40
      +14
      Why is the Tsar Cannon ?. if not for the accident, he would have worked.
    2. DEMENTIY
      DEMENTIY 30 July 2012 10: 50
      +9
      Greyfox (xnumx)
      You are wrong at the root. She worked and would work until now.
      She could not work due to design features with an increased background. After the accident, they washed it with brushes - to no avail. There is a background for the time being - Mom, don't worry. She could only work in conjunction with the same in the Far East, which was cut into metal due to the failure of "Chernobyl-2".
      Below the Russian counterpart is history.
    3. Rus_87
      Rus_87 30 July 2012 11: 21
      +2
      In the game STALKER, Arc is just there!
    4. Drednout
      Drednout 30 July 2012 16: 22
      +3
      Quote: Greyfox
      Another "Tsar Cannon"
      which does not shoot

      This is just not true. If we clarify the results of the examinations of the "gun" in the 60s, then it has been proved that it did shoot.
      Yes, and the station worked.
    5. Mr77Bear
      Mr77Bear 30 July 2012 18: 22
      -1
      What about the Burner? The working title is "Rainbow". Almost like "Doug". Around the Dugi there are myths about hypnotizing the population of Europe, the Scorcher has similar goals.
  3. Nester
    Nester 30 July 2012 07: 55
    +7
    The monumental building. It seems to me that the Chernobyl nuclear power plant did not just flop off.
    1. The Armed Forces
      The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 09: 49
      0
      Nester,
      Evidence of such stupid statements.
      1. Nester
        Nester 30 July 2012 14: 01
        0
        And I, dear ZSU, cannot say. And no one can challenge my assumption. Because no one really knows anything, and who knows, he is silent. Or in another world. If you have any counter-evidence of my "stupid statements", then give them.
        PS In my opinion, something major in the USSR was out of order, due to software that was made under the control of Western intelligence agencies. There, either there was a double agent, or simply someone was recruited and slipped us a time bomb. Unfortunately, I will not mention it now. So I do not deny such interference here either.
        1. The Armed Forces
          The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 17: 55
          0
          Nester,
          You write nonsense, essentially dancing cynically at millions of destinies and hundreds of thousands of victims due to design errors and technological experiments. What special services? Enough to finally blame everyone around for their mistakes, it’s disgusting to always read here not distant ov-youngs and inadequate.
          What special services do you need? nobody will get there closer than 10 km then, closer 5-3km now, always inside, sabotage is the return of the whole country.
          The most important motive for everyone is not to look stupid, and you write fuss, dancing on the fate of millions.
          1. Nester
            Nester 30 July 2012 18: 49
            0
            Whoever wrote heresy here is you. How do I “dance on the fates of millions?” Did you understand what they blurted out? And who is the dull-witted dumb and inadequate? You need to think before you speak. Give facts about mistakes in station design, I will thank you. And so, your arguments are no better than my assumptions.
            1. The Armed Forces
              The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 19: 55
              0
              You are deeply mistaken if you think that someone will answer you with lectures. Turn on the brain
              1. Nester
                Nester 30 July 2012 20: 14
                0
                You cannot answer - it is not necessary, but about the fact that our "crooked fools" stuck a nuclear power plant on some tectonic fault there, and that there was a shock that preceded the explosion - I do not believe. As with staff negligence, this is not a sausage shop.
      2. viktorR
        viktorR 30 July 2012 14: 30
        +2
        And no one claims, this is just an assumption. As they say in the detectives: look who benefits.
        1. The Armed Forces
          The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 17: 56
          -2
          viktorR,
          The causes of the accident are largely known - the technological and features of the RBMK reactor. Do not know what to write - read to start, and read a lot.
          1. viktorR
            viktorR 30 July 2012 18: 41
            +1
            Who knows? Have you personally been reported? I read a lot about it. And that's why such thoughts came to mind. And he talked with his physics teacher, who knows about Chernobyl and the RBMK reactors by hearsay. He directly told us at lectures that this was a 70% chance of sabotage. I am not saying that this is so, but it’s worth listening. There are no definite conclusions! And I ask you not to be rude to me and not to indicate what I should do. You do not know how much and what I read, but a priori I do not consider the first person I come across as a sage who can give me advice that I must use.
            1. The Armed Forces
              The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 19: 57
              -2
              Quote: viktorR
              Read a lot about it

              Go dig trenches - the State Department is advancing ...
              1. viktorR
                viktorR 31 July 2012 10: 40
                +2
                And you want to say that does not occur? Maybe NATO is not moving east? Maybe they do not conduct propaganda, or do not conduct teachings? I would go dig trenches, but only this will not help unfortunately.
          2. iegudeil
            iegudeil 31 July 2012 16: 31
            +3
            Who knows? You? I doubt it. You have, basically, the version voiced to the general public. As a specialist in the commissioning and repair of complex electronic systems, I will tell you that it is not always possible to diagnose the cause of a malfunction in complex systems. Causal relationships are so complex that sometimes there are so many experts - so many opinions. Information was given to the general public logically explaining this catastrophe and everyone calmed down. Because for many it became clear. And if many understand it, it’s not so scary. So experts know what they are doing and now everything is under control.
            When, in the early days of the Chernobyl accident, I saw the methods that are used to protect against radiation, I was shocked. From the Krasny Excavator plant in Kiev, specially "protected" excavators were sent to Chernobyl. What was it? Lead plates were hung on the outside of the excavator cab. That's all the protection. I think the excavators have all died. The fact is that in addition to gamma radiation in Chernobyl, there was an increased alpha and beta infection. Beta particles on contact with lead create additional bremsstrahlung radiation. As a result, the background gamma increases. In my opinion, the lead plates should have been wrapped in polyethylene. Because carbon is able to slow down a beta particle without bremsstrahlung. Those. The defense had to be comprehensive. And from radiation and from pollution. The cabin had to be sealed from pollution. In order to prevent charged particles of alpha and beta from entering the cockpit, an overpressure had to be created in the cockpit. Those. a compressed air cylinder had to be installed in the cab, which would create excess pressure. Otherwise, radioactive dust entering the cabin creates a radiation background the same as outside. If there is excessive pressure, dust will not enter the cab. What do I want to say with all this? In the specific conditions of an accident, there are very few specialists who are able to adequately assess the situation and make an intelligent decision. In the process of the development of the accident, "specialists" are involved who are even less qualified to deal with the consequences of the accident. Very often high officials intervene in the process, who, together with their entourage, bring chaos. As a result, the struggle takes place with maximum losses, and "logical" formulations are invented to justify these losses. In my practice, I have faced similar situations many times to eliminate accidents in complex automated control systems. My experience says - you need to drop a convenient version for "assistants and consultants" and let them "digest" it, and at this time you yourself, with one or two real assistants, solve the problem. As a rule, few people care about the official version. And as a rule it is not true. In Chernobyl, a lot of effort was spent on isolating the core, and then it turned out that there was no core in the snow. All scattered around the area. Therefore, it is probably impossible to determine the cause of the explosion. The official conclusion is the version of the biased "experts".
    2. viktorR
      viktorR 30 July 2012 14: 28
      +1
      The same reason such thoughts came to mind ...
      1. The Armed Forces
        The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 17: 59
        -2
        viktorR,
        Everywhere the "State Department" is always to blame, but not the reflection in the mirror, and on the May 1 parade, people were forced to breathe uranium and receive Grays - they also drove the "State Department" and "M6" out onto the streets.
        - The lack of an adequate assessment of today and the past is the lack of the future.
        1. Vyalik
          Vyalik 30 July 2012 18: 48
          +2
          Once I had a chance to talk with one officer who served in the special forces, and so he said that what happened at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant fits very well into the version of sabotage. He did not say that it was sabotage, no. But they, after the accident, went through a similar method destruction of nuclear power plants. If you remember, there was such a group "VIMPEL", during one of the training sessions they penetrated into nuclear power plants and an atomic icebreaker and many other things. So everything can be. Special forces are very well trained, although their training is expensive, but the effectiveness of actions is great.
          1. The Armed Forces
            The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 20: 24
            -4
            Quote: Wyalik
            who served in special forces

            Army special forces are also the best nuclear physicists in the world !!! - Hurray, comrades, soon every cook will be able to rule the state ... - Wait a few more years, soon.
            1. iegudeil
              iegudeil 31 July 2012 16: 56
              +3
              In vain you laugh at our physicists. They are really the best. And you shouldn't confuse specialists with cooks. Technological progress assumes that catastrophic accidents from a "fool" can occur in complex systems. This is the most common human factor. Refusal of multiple duplication of automation systems can also lead to disaster, because exiting penny cell mode results in a malfunction. technical progress is the development of technology by trial and error. Not all errors can be anticipated and modeled. Not all applied technical solutions are optimal.
              You make yourself a god who sees everything, knows everything and can predict everything. Be more critical of yourself. And less generalizations.
              For some reason, it has become fashionable to generalize everything.
            2. Vyalik
              Vyalik 31 July 2012 19: 55
              0
              If you are tasked with destroying or making it impossible to operate an object, you don’t need to be a nuclear physicist at all. You need to know what needs to be damaged or destroyed to disable an object. Agree that you don’t need to be a nuclear physicist. It’s enough to get good instructions and work out what needs to be done.
              1. iegudeil
                iegudeil 1 August 2012 01: 14
                0
                And who will write this clever instruction?
                1. Vyalik
                  Vyalik 1 August 2012 13: 19
                  -1
                  Sorry for the question, did you serve in the army? When preparing for any operation, they conduct a detailed study of the object, its features, its protection, etc. The possibility of damage and destruction of the entire object or part of it is also being studied. Any specialists are involved. during World War II, English saboteurs destroyed the heavy water plant, or rather, not the plant itself, but the power plant, and as far as I can remember, some pumps were destroyed. After that, the Germans could not establish the production of heavy water, in my opinion it is called deuterium. So for It would take a lot of troops for the whole plant’s life, and a group of saboteurs to destroy the power plant. As you can see, the saboteurs did not need knowledge of how to produce deuterium, but they knew how to make it impossible to manufacture. So everything is possible from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant,
                  1. iegudeil
                    iegudeil 1 August 2012 15: 40
                    +2
                    You heard something somewhere, but you don’t know for sure.
                    It was in Norway, there was accumulated a small amount of heavy water. To produce this water requires a lot of time, electricity and a source of clean water. So the Norwegians began to extract heavy water before the war. The Germans decided to take this water for themselves. Through the Norwegian underground, our intelligence agencies learned about these plans and gave the underground members explosives to drown the ship carrying this cargo. The underground members did this. The ship was sunk. Killed several Norwegian civilians moving on this ship. It was a regular flight of local importance. The Germans did not even try to look for these barrels. Found them recently, these days. Heavy water was all in place.
                    To get this water is not difficult, it needs electricity and time. In a glass of ordinary water there is a milligram heavy. smile
                    All this has nothing to do with the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. But the likelihood of sabotage should not be ruled out. After all, it was at this time that the Americans launched the Star Wars program and they demonstrated the defeat of ground targets with a combat laser. Americans for the sake of their interests stop at nothing.
                    In 1945, their aircraft participated in raids on Japanese cities. In one of the raids, Tokyo was burned. Residential neighborhoods bombed with incendiary bombs. Residential neighborhoods were not protected by air defense, and Japanese houses are shacks made of paper and fabric wood. Everything burned out. But the American pilots did not suffer any losses.
                    Then they dropped two atomic bombs on the population of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
                    In Vietnam, people were watered with napalm and sprinkled with pesticides.
                    You can list crime lists ad infinitum. Started with the Indians.
                    By the way, in the civil war of the States themselves between North and South, from the North, mercenaries (Landsknechts) from Germany, France, and Poland participated. So the United States is not a free, democratic country, but conquered by a group of people, with the help of a hired army. Hence such aggressiveness.
                    1. Dark warrior
                      Dark warrior 13 October 2012 00: 40
                      0
                      Or maybe (just an assumption) that this is not a diversion of foreign intelligence services, but, so to speak, a project of our state, which for some reason decided to stop the Chernobyl operation in this way. Of course it sounds crazy, but still, what doesn’t happen, for the sake of their goals, politicians haven’t done anything in history, even at the cost of many human lives ...
                  2. Bismark
                    Bismark 28 August 2012 16: 02
                    0
                    Dear, you generally studied at school. What is deuterium is a physics course for grade 10, open and read, and do not smack nonsense, and especially about saboteurs at nuclear power plants. You even visited at least one closed state facility, I doubt it. There the security is such that you can’t come close to it. Without a bunch of special passes and searches up to your underpants, they won’t even let you into the territory. I’m already silent about the nuclear power plant itself.
        2. viktorR
          viktorR 30 July 2012 18: 49
          +1
          I completely agree with you about the assessment, but do not underestimate the opponents of the USSR. These special services listed by you have done a lot of nastiness all the same. That's just why you should look for their tracks everywhere. Just because you don’t know something or you just don’t like the idea that it can be, this does not mean that it is not.
  4. neri73-r
    neri73-r 30 July 2012 09: 40
    +2
    Yes, there is reason to think so!
    1. Rus_87
      Rus_87 30 July 2012 12: 53
      +2
      Well, for example, what? The Chernobyl nuclear power plant has fallen due to a number of design errors and mistakes, more precisely the criminal negligence of the direct builders of the nuclear power plant! And there is no need to invent all sorts of reasons there, and then here, briefly and until the long bony arm of the Western special services, think of the involvement of UFOs and just heavenly punishment for the sins of socialism-Stalinism, etc. etc.
  5. The Armed Forces
    The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 09: 49
    0
    It is so big that they are afraid to dismantle it.
    1. iegudeil
      iegudeil 1 August 2012 14: 45
      0
      It is not difficult to dismantle it. There is a technology for dismantling structures using explosives. But then what? Apparently there is no money to finance dismantling because some official has not yet had problems. That's when the structure starts to fall apart from corrosion ... Then they will remember, maybe they will enclose the object with warning signs. As long as the zone is closed to economic activity, it does not interest anyone.
  6. Brother Sarych
    Brother Sarych 30 July 2012 10: 06
    -13
    The construction is cyclopean, but what is the use? It turns out that such stations could not cope with their tasks, only they clogged the operation of the equipment almost around the world?
    1. The Armed Forces
      The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 10: 18
      0
      Quote: Brother Sarich
      and what is the use?

      The tasks were missile defense of the USSR, now there are none. And this radar ogogo ate, that was near the nuclear power plant and was built. The first Arc near Nikolaev - dismantled more than 10 years ago, also as unnecessary.
    2. Brother Sarych
      Brother Sarych 30 July 2012 16: 00
      -1
      Those who put the minuses - read the article? Notice that it was written there that the station could not detect targets, except for group ones?
      I repeat just in case:
      Almost immediately after the commissioning of this station, which happened on May 31, 1982, some problems and inconsistencies were noted. Firstly, this radar could only capture a large concentration of targets. This could happen only in the case of a massive nuclear strike. Moreover, the complex could not track the launch of single targets. Secondly, many of the frequency ranges on which the ZGRLS operated coincided with the systems of civil aviation and the civil fishing fleet of the USSR and European states.
      1. Greyfox
        Greyfox 30 July 2012 19: 30
        -6
        Don’t worry, I’ve been thrown even more minuses, here people are avid at sizes (Soviet microcircuits are the largest in the world! smile And the article, due to their inferiority, cannot read to the end, or due to stupidity, they do not understand part of the article about the shortcomings. The main thing for them is the size and the fact that it is SOVIET! And the fact that the station was defective as a reconnaissance ship "Ural", which was built on the basis of the cruiser pr. 1144 and about which there was also an article, they do not want to hear.
      2. Evgeny B.
        Evgeny B. 30 July 2012 21: 07
        +4
        Brother Sarych
        And that you did not read that the defect was eliminated?
    3. iegudeil
      iegudeil 31 July 2012 15: 16
      +4
      Your opinion, to put it mildly, is incorrect. The structure is cyclopean because the laws of physics force us to build just such a structure. Early warning stations operate in the long-wave, for radar, range. A very large antenna aperture is required to form a narrow beam. A narrow beam is needed to accurately determine the coordinates of the target. Also, a large antenna size is needed to increase the signal-to-noise ratio. Until the 90s, there was a real threat of a massive nuclear attack on the USSR from the United States. Therefore, the station performed its task. Any project has drawbacks and it is useless to blame the developers for this. Especially in such a large-scale project as a nuclear strike prevention. From the point of view of military strategy, the USSR, before Gorbachev, took the country's security very seriously. The presence of bomb shelters at all enterprises, a supply of raw materials for several months at each enterprise for autonomous operation in conditions of hostilities. Availability in warehouses of special equipment, devices for measuring radiation and chemical. infection. Each large enterprise had its own boiler room and an autonomous electricity supply system. energy. All these resources are still squandered by modern "businessmen". I believe that the station completed its task in due time. The Americans did not dare to launch a nuclear strike, even a preventive one. And in their ruling elite there are a lot of madmen who nevertheless strove for conflict.
      At present, Urcaina is a 5-bit country, unable to defend itself and lacking any strategic interests. The ruling elite is occupied with the fights of national values ​​and has no national interests. Personal only. In such conditions, all the defensive buildings of past years look eccentric. By the way, the power of 10 megawatts for such a structure is not so much. The "Argument" missile system on the nuclear submarine 675 of the project to provide control of cruise missiles, generated up to 1 MegaWatt of power per antenna. Naturally, at such powers, interference is always created for other radio devices. Military equipment, as a rule, is protected from such interference. But civilian equipment is susceptible to malfunction. There are other standards for civilian vehicles. By the way, ordinary physiotherapy medical devices in the local clinic can disrupt mobile communications and radio / television broadcasting in the surrounding area. Just like a working electric arc welding machine.
      Therefore, there is no need to "roll" towards the "incapable USSR". Special knowledge is required to understand many processes. Most commentators don't have that. Therefore, there is a primitive flood.
  7. tarnishes
    tarnishes 30 July 2012 11: 16
    +6
    You could do that! And before that it was a single Union, which allowed itself an expanded field for the implementation of the brilliant ideas of designers!
  8. klimpopov
    klimpopov 30 July 2012 12: 00
    -3
    Thus, the unique object of the Soviet defense complex, which was part of the space shield of the Soviet state, ceased to function. The city and the city infrastructure were forgotten and abandoned. At present, only the huge antennas remind of the former power of the superpower at this abandoned object, which have not lost their stability to this day, attracting the attention of rare tourists in these places. Possessing simply colossal dimensions, the antennas of this station are visible from virtually anywhere in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

    Billions thrown to the wind. Well, that photo shoot is interesting for reporting, it’s seriously phoning there.
    1. biglow
      biglow 30 July 2012 16: 17
      +2
      klimpopov,
      the phonite in those places is no longer strong; there are excursions to the Chernobyl zone
    2. Evgeny B.
      Evgeny B. 30 July 2012 21: 15
      +4
      klimpopov
      Much more than billions thrown into the wind can be counted after the collapse of the USSR. Those Soviet billions had at least a definite goal (whether you like it or not is another question), but after the collapse of the Union it was certainly a breeze, or in a limited number of pockets.
    3. GAMER0761
      GAMER0761 11 August 2012 10: 05
      0
      I don’t know if there is a background there, but now in Chernobyl itself there are about 3 thousand people. smile
  9. loc.bejenari
    loc.bejenari 30 July 2012 17: 21
    +2
    father was a military builder and part of them built the Chernobyl and then the Azerbaijani radar in Gyumri
    for six months he was there and there on business trips
  10. The Armed Forces
    The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 18: 05
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    I am all of you - the closest and closest to the first Arc near Nikolayev, sometime I will make a report from there. There, of course, there was nothing left except the remains of the dismantled buildings, the water tower, the foundation, pits, and in some places the remains of pillars with barbed wire. A more cobjective name is now a dump. The electrical substation remained only as part of the RES.
  11. Mr77Bear
    Mr77Bear 30 July 2012 18: 19
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    The Ukrainian government wants to take them apart and turn them into scrap metal. A lot of money. The truth is very difficult to implement.
    1. The Armed Forces
      The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 20: 08
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      Quote: Mr77Bear

      The Ukrainian government wants to take them apart and turn them into scrap metal.

      He doesn’t want, even more - even the scoop didn’t want, the proximity of the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant to that limit the construction of thousands of tons.
      And the radar - what for Ukraine needs. To the scrap.
      1. geo1286
        geo1286 31 July 2012 00: 17
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        While standing. Not so long ago in April saw ....
        1. The Armed Forces
          The Armed Forces 31 July 2012 00: 42
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          There is also a background ...
    2. iegudeil
      iegudeil 1 August 2012 13: 49
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      Perhaps the construction is heavily polluted by radiation. In the Chernobyl zone a lot of all kinds of equipment remained, but it does not move. Smelting contaminated scrap metal can permanently pollute the smelter itself. Nobody will do that.
  12. Nester
    Nester 30 July 2012 19: 41
    +1
    Quote from an article about software: "At that time, the United States tried to prevent the import of Soviet gas into Western Europe. There was also evidence that the Soviets were trying to get hold of Western technology. At the same time, a KGB agent disclosed a list of specific acquisitions, and the CIA foisted the Soviets with defective software provision so that they cannot detect it.
    “In order to disrupt the supply of Soviet gas, the flow of hard currency and the functioning of the Russian economy, the software that provided the pumps, turbines and valves should have been dispensed after a fairly decent period, changing the speed of the pumps and the operating pressure of the valves to be many times higher allowable pressure for pipe joints and welds, ”says Reed.
    "The result was the most epic non-nuclear explosion and fire seen even from space," Reed recalls. US satellites recorded the explosion. Reed said in an interview that it happened in the summer of 1982.
    “There were no physical casualties during the pipeline explosion, but the Soviet economy suffered significant damage. In the end, its bankruptcy, rather than bloody battles or nuclear exchanges, led to the end of the Cold War. Over time, the Soviets began to realize that they were stealing bogus technology. what could they do? "
    Why don't they and the Chernobyl NPP lead to an accident?
    1. The Armed Forces
      The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 20: 09
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      Russian gas exports will soon have market problems. And this is market objective.
      - Cons will begin now, as if the minuses will straighten this outlook ...
      1. Cosmonaut
        Cosmonaut 31 July 2012 06: 23
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        There are no minuses, but there will be no problems. You need to be more positive. smile
      2. iegudeil
        iegudeil 31 July 2012 17: 07
        +1
        What, in your opinion, are the market problems of the Russian Federation?
  13. m095
    m095 31 July 2012 11: 23
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    Who said that there is no Stalker? In my opinion, in the "Call of Pripyat" part, I once passed by something like that! The power of the former USSR is amazing! winked
    1. alex86
      alex86 6 August 2012 22: 23
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      In reality, the antenna looked unearthly, especially with such dimensions and against the background of the forest ...
  14. ssn
    ssn 5 August 2012 01: 30
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    But is this not the cause of the explosion at a nuclear power plant?
  15. Axel
    Axel 8 August 2012 02: 36
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    Exactly such a radar my father built near Krasnoyarsk.
  16. Bismark
    Bismark 28 August 2012 15: 37
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    And what stations were then operating in Transcarpathia and the Crimea, which few people still know about, I really am silent!
  17. sird64
    sird64 24 November 2013 14: 36
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    Quote: iegudeil
    In vain you laugh at our physicists. They are really the best. And you shouldn't confuse specialists with cooks. Technological progress assumes that catastrophic accidents from a "fool" can occur in complex systems. This is the most common human factor. Refusal of multiple duplication of automation systems can also lead to disaster, because exiting penny cell mode results in a malfunction. technical progress is the development of technology by trial and error. Not all errors can be anticipated and modeled. Not all applied technical solutions are optimal.
    You make yourself a god who sees everything, knows everything and can predict everything. Be more critical of yourself. And less generalizations.
    For some reason, it has become fashionable to generalize everything.

    I completely agree with you. I do electronics myself. Long and seriously. Whatever protection I come to guess, not one scientist is capable of