The purpose-built worker-housing town of Visaginas is as Soviet as you’ll get outside the borders of Russia. Built in 1975 for employees at the former Ignalina Nuclear Power Station nearby, it’s packed with identical-looking blocks of flats amid forest and circled by a ring road. Attractive it ain’t; bizarre (and fascinating) it is.In its heyday around 5000 shift workers were shuttled between Visaginas and the...
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