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Abandoned Soviet Summer Camp
A Soviet Young Pioneer Camp in Spitak, Armenia

I recently explored an abandoned Young Pioneer Camp in Spitak, Armenia. Armenia was part of the Soviet Union for 70 years.

A Young Pioneer camp (Russian: Пионерский лагерь) is similar to the Boy Scouts, and was a place for children of the Soviet Union and other socialist countries to spend time in the summer.

The camp is set in the hills and I discovered some truly amazing mosaics designed and created from the days of the Soviet Union. The craftsmanship is incredible.

Take a look at my blog post to learn about my trip to this abandoned camp at globalgaz.com/abandoned-young-pioneer-camp-in-armenia

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1 month ago
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Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

Great photos! I can only imagine what the camp would have looked like in its hey-day with pristine mosaics, manicured gardens, and people. Does this place have an official history documented (eg. photos, history book) ?

1 month ago (edited)
Travel blogger, author, documentary producer, podcaster, speaker, GlobalGaz

Totally agree...would be great to go back in time and see what it looked like. Not sure about any books...trying to find out who created those amazing mosaics though.

1 month ago
Creative Director, Global Convoy

This is really interesting! How did you find it? We were in Armenia in 2019 and I knew nothing of this place. I hope to go back and visit one day.

1 month ago
Travel blogger, author, documentary producer, podcaster, speaker, GlobalGaz

Hi Becca...saw a video by the Bald and the Bankrupt...and then my friends at Absolute Armenia wrote a post about it with the GPS coordinates. Still not well know yet .... You will have to come back! ;)

1 month ago
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