Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Lana Sator - ace explorer

Ms Sator has come to the attention of both the 'urb-exp' community and Russian authorities alike. She is a daring Urban Explorer whose exploits have highlighted the terrifying lack of security surrounding one of Russia's rocket factories.

The plucky girl broke into one of NPO Energomash's factories outside Moscow in order to explore the site and take photographs. This seems to have been possible simply by jumping one fence. Which is mildly disturbing given that the site houses some pretty serious looking kit.

Her photographs of the installation are truly awesome. They resemble something out of Alien or Brazil. I love the way the flourescent strip lights give a lurid green cast to their surroundings, while dust hangs in the air of the flooded chambers.

It seems the Russian authorities are pursuing the girl for breaches of security. I guess the moral of the story is: Don't try this at home, kids.

Via Gizmodo


  1. i did discover a load of brits doing this in abandoned airbases, factories, and hospitals and lost the site and never found it since - any suggestions - i just love all this stufff ....

  2. Hi J.B. Try http://www.28dayslater.co.uk However, because a lot of what they do is illegal I think it can sometimes be hard to find information. They tend to operate as cells and closed groups. This book is good too:

  3. These are great. Is that ice in the bottom pic?

  4. thats the one - full of such goodness .... thx tears ....

  5. Along the same lines, here are some then-and-now photos of South Ossetia: