Ex-Soviet secret city in Latvia revealed by drone

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Ruptly's drone captured the ghost town of Skrunda-1 in western Latvia on Saturday. Located five kilometers from the actual town of Skrunda, the site was constructed by the Soviet Union in the 1960s to gather intelligence on Western Europe. The range of the complex's radar station is believed to have been more than 3,728 miles, with an altitude of up to 1,864 miles. Russian troops left the area in 1998, leaving behind 60 buildings including apartment blocks, a school, barracks and an officers’ club. The town was auctioned off in June 2010 for $333,000 to Latvian company Iniciative Europa.