The Rise and Fall of Stalin's Atlantis

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    Forbidden City of Oil Platforms

    By Arno Frank

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    Photo Gallery: A Stalinist Utopia on the Caspian Sea

    In the 1950s, Soviet engineers built a massive city in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan. It was a network of oil platforms linked by hundreds of kilometers of roads and housing 5,000 workers, with a cinema, a park and apartment blocks. Gradually disintegrating but still closely guarded, this astonishing place inspired a fiery scene in a James Bond movie.

    Read more @ Exploring the Crumbling Soviet Oil Platform City of Neft Dashlari - SPIEGEL ONLINE
     
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