Ukraine’s Forgotten Tank Graveyard [12 Photos]

In the Ukrainian city of Kharkov, 300 miles east of capital city Kiev and 30 miles form the Russian border, lies a “graveyard” filled with hundreds of Soviet-era tanks. 18-year-old adventurous photographer Patvel Itkin heard about the site from a friend and spent months trying to find its exact location. The area is guarded, but Itkin was able to sneak his way in and capture these photographs while walking the grounds for about two hours. The site was originally a manufacturing plant, producing more than 60 tanks and 55 engines per month, but has been mostly dormant since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. There are still a handful of mechanics on site who repair modern tanks, but the old tanks have been long abandoned. With the recent events in Ukraine, the “graveyard” may soon find new life.

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Source: Daily Mail

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