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Daily Life In Russia’s Secret Nuclear City – A Closed City

In the 1940s, the USSR created 44 secret cities dedicated to make nuclear weaponry. Where are these cities and what’s life like there today?


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A closed city or closed town is a settlement where travel or residency restrictions are applied so that specific authorization is required to visit or remain overnight.


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They may be sensitive military establishments or secret research installations which require much more space or freedom than is available in a conventional military base.


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There may also be a wider variety of permanent residents including close family members of workers or trusted traders who are not directly connected with its clandestine purposes.


Closed cities are a feature of heavily militarized countries and secretive regimes, and many still exist in the successor countries to the Soviet Union.

In modern Russia, such places are officially known as “closed administrative-territorial formations”