A 20-30 minute drive followed. The road led us through deep woods and most of the time it was not possible to drive faster than 10km/h due to terrible road conditions.
As we arrived another stray dog came to greet us. The entrance was a gate made out of green metal which reminded me of the Soviet Union and something being kept secret.
It's impressing how high the radar system is, but ludicrously when you think about the fact that it was never operating the right way.
The Soviets spent millions of Rubels to build a rocket defence radar system. In the end it was just sending disruption signals. Not knowing that those signals were a failure , USA thought that the Soviet Union was trying to mind control them.
Another unbelievable fact is that the Soviets thought they could keep this massive machine as a secret while it was standing in the middle of nowhere actually pretty visible.
What I really adored about this place was the sandy ground all around the radar system. It actually reminded me of the summer beach vacation in the Netherlands but in a depressing way.