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DUGA radar station in the secret town of Chernobyl-2. It is one of the six components of Duga ("Arc") over-the-horizon radar complex. Designed in 1970s to detect launches of U.S. ICBMs to Soviet Union. It is a complex of more than 30 structures, the center of which is a breath taking antenna array; 148 x 500 m and 98 x 250 m. Major landmarks here are the communication center building and apartment complex, that was a home for approximately 1000 people.
As the Chernobyl disaster caused a contamination of Chernobyl-2, and then followed by the end of the Cold War seeing the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Duga project ended badly. It was cancelled and all the components were destroyed, except an array at Chernobyl-2.