The westernmost city of Russia: Dying city of Baltiysk

Baltiysk is a seaport town called 'Western Gate', located in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. Prior to 1946 known by its German name Pillau. Besides a big seaport Baltiysk is the main base of the Baltic fleet of the Russian Federation.

Being located in a nice place with beaches, the sea, and having beautiful old German architecture, now this city is in a really horrible condition and seems like it is getting worse year by year.

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Now we are going to look into the town. Let's start from residential yards.
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Government does not help, so some people try to repair houses by themselves. Looks rather mean..

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Trash is everywhere.
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And, it lies for years.
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The inscription on the wall: No doubt, I love you and you only.
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What the hell is that? What the sense does it make?

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Endless repair.

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A lot of abandoned buildings.

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A huge amount of thrown cars.

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Looks like a shot from a zombie movie.
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People in Baltiysk are not that friendly.
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This old woman said that there is no life in the city.
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This is the main street in the centre of town.. after recent repair.

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The old German architecture still looks not that bad.

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This building belongs the Baltiysk navy. And, it might look really great if the government would repair it.

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The administration of the city in the background.
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So, a part of Baltic navy of Russian Federation. Oh well..
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'Normal' roads.

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It is actually still the main street of the town. Well, usual Russian roads..
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Almost scary! Possibly this is an art of locals.. but it reminded me another horror movie.
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Who knows, maybe this smile is the only one in the whole city.
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Yeah, still there is something good there as well. This is the wedding bridge.
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..and these swans are just lovely. They beautify the grey painting of the city.

Photos: Dmitry Trunov


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