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This Radar Station Was Responsible For Tracking Possible ICBMs!

Skrunda-1 was once a Soviet secret city in Latvia. It housed two powerful early warning radars. However, because of the breakup of the USSR, things changed. It didn’t take long for the radar installations to be shut down and dismantled. This turned Skrunda-1 into a ghost town for quite some time until… it became a super popular tourist attraction.

Skrunda-1, or Skrunda-2, is a ghost town and former Soviet radar station. It’s located 3 miles to the north of Skrunda, in Raņķi parish, Latvia. It used to be the site of two Dnepr radar installations constructed in the 1960s. The Soviet Union valued Skrunda-1 a lot. That’s because the radars of this region covered the entire Western Europe. They were quite valuable to the Soviets as they could listen to objects in space and track possible incoming ICBMs using these radar stations.

Now, this region remains a ghost town with nobody around. However, this doesn’t stop the people eager to know more about the place and its history from visiting. Now and then, you can catch sight of explorers with their cameras in hand taking pictures and videos of the surrounding area!

Written by Ketrin Ulbrich

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