Via the fascinating English Russia:
Here is a little photo-session of an abandoned city. When the Soviet Union collapsed, government didn't have much funds to support some small cities around strategically import objects. People of these cities were left all by themselves. Nobody could support them because any communication with this places terminated after the army decided that they now don't have money to support those objects.
America take a lesson here. Also note that this little photo essay is tagged as “russian humour”. More ruins of tomorrow at the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. More Russian can-do-it-tude here. Your official guidebook for your tour here. And here is your tour guide Mr. Dock Boggs, who says he hopes he lives for a few more days. I tried to find Blind Willie Johnson but looks like no one ever youtubed him.