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im in ur sub base killin ur d00dz. Eerie photos of a decomissioned Russian submarine base. [via]
posted by dersins (38 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
If you like this sort of thing, I've posted about similar locations before.
posted by dersins at 2:06 PM on July 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


previously
posted by nitsuj at 2:06 PM on July 27, 2006


Why are Russian photoblogs always the most interesting?
posted by bardic at 2:10 PM on July 27, 2006


Oh hell. And I searched and everything. Clearly not well enough, but still-- I did-- I swear.
posted by dersins at 2:10 PM on July 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


It happens to the best of us. FWIW, I searched 'russian submarine' to find it - first result.
posted by nitsuj at 2:13 PM on July 27, 2006


I searched for the link, and searched tags for submarine and submarines. Alas.
posted by dersins at 2:14 PM on July 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


For what it's worth, I prefer your title: "im in ur sub base killin ur d00dz."

You really should add the d00dz tag before this gets deleted, though.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:26 PM on July 27, 2006


Ah, Cold War relics. Good times.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 2:31 PM on July 27, 2006


I remember these photos, but couldn't remember the address. Thanks for pointing it out again!
posted by brundlefly at 2:35 PM on July 27, 2006


That's quite cool. Even more interesting are the user names and avatars of Russian commenters.
posted by Ironmouth at 2:42 PM on July 27, 2006


Sweet. Can any Cyrillic readers identify where these pics were taken?
posted by huskerdont at 2:48 PM on July 27, 2006


huskerdont: It appears to be the base at Balaklava in the Crimea.
posted by Krrrlson at 3:06 PM on July 27, 2006


Try running it through Babel Fish - i see some funny untranslated words, but don't know if those are genuine place names or simply something that can't be translated. Some of the translated stuff suggests that it's near the black sea.

Also that parts of the base were designed by 'clever uncles' ... :)
posted by kaemaril at 3:07 PM on July 27, 2006


Title should be "all your sub bases are belong to us"
posted by cardoso at 3:22 PM on July 27, 2006


In Soviet Russia, post deletes you!
posted by you just lost the game at 3:31 PM on July 27, 2006


Isn't that the HL2 level where you have to wrangle the sentry-guns?
posted by notyou at 3:31 PM on July 27, 2006


Where does the line "im in ur base killin ur d00dz" come from anyway ?
posted by grex at 3:31 PM on July 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


It's an old Something Awful screenshot from Starcraft:

dude, where are you?
<1 337h4x> i'm in ur base, killing ur d00ds

posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:34 PM on July 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


starcraft via something awful
posted by riotgrrl69 at 3:36 PM on July 27, 2006


thanks
posted by grex at 3:38 PM on July 27, 2006


Well, I missed this the first time it was posted, so thanks. Very cool photos. I'd love to be able to spend a day exploring one of these places. It's just so wonderfully eerie.
posted by kosher_jenny at 3:38 PM on July 27, 2006


Apparently there are tours available.
posted by raedyn at 3:45 PM on July 27, 2006


Does anyone have a link to the original Starcraft pic?
posted by graventy at 4:36 PM on July 27, 2006


somewhere to start? Killin joor doodz
posted by blue_beetle at 4:49 PM on July 27, 2006


i'm sure this is the base from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Or maybe a computer game.... Does it look familiar to anyone else?
posted by derbs at 5:09 PM on July 27, 2006


Way to have a cretinous post title kill my interest in the link.
posted by Joeforking at 5:27 PM on July 27, 2006


Way to have a cretinous post title kill my interest in the link.

You should talk the way you title your p-- oh, wait.
posted by dersins at 5:31 PM on July 27, 2006 [2 favorites]



You should talk the way you title your p-- oh, wait.

Joeforking got PWNED!

(I've always wanted to use that expression.)

Nice post!
posted by jason's_planet at 7:11 PM on July 27, 2006


I think we found the set for the Half Life movie.
posted by Citizen Premier at 8:02 PM on July 27, 2006


P.S. keep up the good work, dersins--you seem to know what I like.
posted by Citizen Premier at 8:06 PM on July 27, 2006


Modern ruins are so incredibly creepy to me and I can't quite describe how they make me feel.

They literally send a cold shiver up my back sometimes when I view pictures of them.
posted by Ynoxas at 9:10 PM on July 27, 2006


noxious?
posted by vaportrail at 10:09 PM on July 27, 2006


You should talk the way you title your p-- oh, wait.

Hilarious comeback, dersins! And seriously, joeforking, what a complete douchebag your comment makes you sound like.
posted by jonson at 11:42 PM on July 27, 2006


In Soviet Russia, post deletes you!

omg.lmao.com
posted by Satapher at 12:55 AM on July 28, 2006


So we're 35 comments in and nobody's yet wondered why a decommissioned sub base still appears to have power and lighting?
posted by neckro23 at 2:01 AM on July 28, 2006


Aliens!?
posted by longbaugh at 2:43 AM on July 28, 2006


Did they shoot some scenes from Dr. No in there?
posted by psmealey at 4:23 AM on July 28, 2006


nekro23: well, the previously posted link that nitsuj points to says that you can take guided tours there:

Almost the entire population of Balaklava at the time worked at the Base, even family members could not visit the town of Balaklava without good reason and identification. The base remained operational after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 until 1993 when the decommissioning process started and the warheads and low yield torpedos were removed. Then in 1996 the last Russian Submarine left the Base, and now you can go on Guided tours round the Cannel System, Base and small Museum, which is now housed in the old weapons stowage hangers deep inside the hillside.

I imagine whoever's running the tours likes to have electricity in there.

(By the way, all, looking at that link helps a lot with translation problems, as it's in English rather than Russian.)
posted by koeselitz at 9:51 AM on July 28, 2006


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