I hadn’t taken many pictures today when we went past this power station. I couldn’t work or whether it was nuclear or conventional, as it had no cooling towers but no tell tale signs of nuclear either.
There was a sign proudly displaying the fact it had been in production for 40 years. I wondered if it was one of the nuclear stations producing weapons grade plutonium as a bi-product, a left over from the cold war. Either way it doesn’t matter. It was a fairly impressive place and I’m glad we passed it.
I have to say I’m a little disappointed we didn’t find an abandoned nuclear submarine in Vladivostok. We haven’t seen any abandoned tanks either, and no-one has offered me a Kalashnikov assault rifle yet. As far as stereotypes go, Russia is breaking them all so far.