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Eerie Russian Photos Reveal Ghosts of Long-Dead Summer Camp

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The urban exploration movement continues to reveal more ghostly abandoned structures from every country and era... for example, bloggers for the site English Russia recently conducted a tour of long-abandoned  summer camps on the bank of Russia's Desna River, and found some pretty unsettling images on their journey.
 
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The signs, landmarks and artwork reveal that these camps were summer vacation spots for “Little Octobrists,” special groups for kids born in the early Soviet era.
 
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The photos reveal housing, dining halls, auditoriums and playgrounds, all more or less intact, but with an air of ominous mystery.
 
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The creepiest finds include some seriously surreal artwork on the playground.
 
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These were obviously intended to be fun and inspiring, but the passage of time has given them a more menacing look.
 
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Also we're not sure what's up with this weird, tiny cabin on stilts... the purpose of which remains unknown.
 
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You can see the complete gallery at English Russia, with translations of many of the signs. (Thanks to BuzzFeed for spotting this one.)
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