Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Duga was a Soviet over-the-horizon radar (OTH) system used as part of the Soviet missile defense early-warning radar network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989 and people call it also "Moscow Eye". Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl and Chernihiv, the other in eastern Siberia.
Written July 8, 2021
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Cool_Iris
Kyiv, Ukraine25 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
It was so amazing to visit the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone in winter. Much snow is not often seen in Ukraine in recent years.
The feeling of mystery did not disappear for a long time.
Thanks a lot to TIDERIAN.ADVENTURES for a unique experience.
Written March 7, 2021
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Stewart500
Manchester, UK82 contributions
Mar 2020
Go here when it is windy. The sound through the structure is amazing! There are some amazing photo opportunities to be had here too.
Written March 17, 2020
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Tomasz Kowalewski
2 contributions
Dec 2019
Large construction that can be seen from a far distance away but it makes it mostly worth to see it from a short distance and try to think of its secrets.
Written December 7, 2019
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Ricardo R
Mogi das Cruzes, SP1,813 contributions
Oct 2019
A visit to Duga Radar is part of any scheduled tour made by the agencies which take tourists to Chernobyl exclusion zones.
So if you want to visit it just take part in a two days or one day tour to Chernobyl. most agencies take people there at afetrenoon but I think it should be in the morning because late afternoon the sun is behind the Radar ( Iwent in October ), anyway it´s a not very long visit but interesting.
Written November 16, 2019
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World Travel Guru
Dubai, United Arab Emirates88 contributions
Oct 2019
The Duga Rada is within the exclusion zone of Chernobyl. Well worth a visit. This was used to detect missile attacks from the west back in the cold war.
Written November 12, 2019
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Ian P
Cambridge, UK490 contributions
Oct 2019
This was the part of my tour in Chernobyl that was the most interesting. I didn't know much about this before visiting, but it just blew me away when I saw it. It is absolutely huge and home to many secrets!
Written October 31, 2019
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Aleksandra M
13 contributions
Oct 2019
I did not know much about Duga Radar - our guide Alex gave us a lot of information regarding the cost of construction and technical aspects. It was fascinating!
Written October 27, 2019
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
Oct 2019
For me this was the least interesting part of an amazing full day Chernobyl tour. Luckily, we visited it at the end of the tour when I was full and overwhelmed with emotions.
This monster is hidden in the woods and nobody but the supreme few knew about it. It was meant to track enemy missiles, but as we learnt it was never fully functional and even gave false info.
It's size is truly impressive, all the pics you see here don't do right, but the bigger it is the more you ask yourself why.
It costed hundreds of billions, it's totally useless now (same it was those cold war days) and the cost of dismantling it is higher than its scrap value.
Written October 24, 2019
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,209 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
This Cold War intended construction, I believe, failed its safety tests meaning it was never used to its full capability. Nevertheless, it’s based in what was a top-secret facility with limited access, and is not something that is currently in use or with purpose. The Radar is absolutely huge, both high and wide, and is definitely worth looking at during the CHERNOBYL TOUR organised trip.
Written October 22, 2019
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