During the cold war, The Soviet Union tested hundreds of bombs on the Vozrozhdeniya Island. During this time, Uzbekistan was also a part of Russia, and Russia had made Vozrozhdeniya its secret atomic bomb testing site. It is spread in an area of about 4000 kilometers. Due to the large area, Russia used the land for atom bomb testing. Around 60-70 bombs were tested here continuously.
Now Claimed As Haunted
Another reason for choosing this place was that it was completely uninhabited. No one lived around a radius of 100 kilometers. This place was also considered haunted, so no one visited it often.
From Sea To Barren Land
Russia had also built a port for its navy here, but as time went by and the bomb testing continued to take place, the sea dried up and the rivers changed its direction. Soon, the place turned into a desert and no longer served its purpose.
When The Land Got Divided
During the Soviet Union partition, the land was split into half. Half of its part went to Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan tried a lot to remove chemical waste from here but did not succeed, and the place became no longer suitable for living.
The Removal Of The Army
At the same time, Russia also removed the army from here, but still, there are Army bases and chemical factories, which have now become a junk. Dozens of warships can also be seen on the port.
How bombs turned this beautiful place into a barren land is worth reading! Also, read about how North Korea is testing bombs under great threat to its mountains.