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Abandoned Cold War Giant: Duga-3 Radar Looms Over Chernobyl's Radioactive Landscape

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Abandoned Cold War Giant: Duga-3 Radar Looms Over Chernobyl's Radioactive Landscape

It’s one of the most iconic technological marvels of the Cold War-era Soviet Union to still grace the skyline: a vast, imposing metal net stretching into the Ukrainian sky. The Duga-3 early warning system fell silent in 1989, and its prior top secret status – coupled with its location amid what became the notorious Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – have made it a mysterious landmark, a giant piece of abandoned radar technology that has fueled its fair share of legends over the years. During its operational years, the foreboding sight of Duga-3 spawned a whole host of far-out theories about what...

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