Saturday, December 15, 2012

Remembering Neft Dashlari

(via estimfalos)

Remembering Neft Dashlari, Stalin’s utopian ocean city made from oil and steel

Shortly after the Second World War, the Soviet Union constructed a massive industrial city-complex in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan. Home to over 5,000 workers, it was an intricate maze of oil platforms linked by hundreds of miles of roads and featuring a park, cinema, and apartment blocks. Called Neft Dashlari, the ocean city is still in use today, but it’ll be only a matter of time before the sea completely consumes it.

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