Zeltiņi – Soviet missile base

Clip on your red badges and pack your hate against the capitalism because we are going back in time again. Trip includes transfer Riga – Zeltiņi – Riga, guided tour and interactive activity. Date: 02/07/2016 – around 9:30 AM Meeting point: Strēlnieku laukums (Old Riga near RTU University Kaļķu Street 1) Price: 25 EUR per person Children: Up to 16 years of age – 15 EUR Date: 05/08/2016 – around 9:30 AM Meeting point: Strēlnieku laukums (Old Riga near RTU University Kaļķu Street 1) Price: 25 EUR per person Children:…

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Zeltini, the Soviet military missile base

During Soviet times, a Soviet military missile base was built in a small Latvian town, Zeltiņi. From 1961, medium-range missiles (up to 3,500 km) were stored in hangars there. Military missile base Zeltiņi was perfectly disguised from unexpected guests; people say that even some houses were destroyed before building of the base, as they were too close to the secret zone. Locals recall that not only missile installations were there, but as also several missile silos, which were blown up or sunk in the swamp when soldiers left the base….

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Zeltini – abandoned Soviet nuclear missile base

On the 2nd of July – let us pass and interesting time together in Zeltiņi. The base at Zeltiņi offers all kind of military buildings, underground bunkers, missile silos, launch pads, etc. You can also meet Lenin here. Well, not exactly with full set of body parts – this time it is only the 3 m high head that is one of the rare monuments dedicated to the great communist leader still remaining after the fall of the Soviet Union. Feel free to apply by writing and e-mail to trips@hieroglifs.com…

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Legendary unguent “Звездочка”

Legendary unguent “Звездочка” – “Star” appeared in Soviet drugstores in 70s. Almost everyone remembers this legend, as it was really efficient, sometimes even irreplaceable and not an expensive product. People tried to treat every illness from flue to rheumatism with this. Surprisingly, the drug indeed helped almost in every case. At some point, this unguent disappeared. However, the healing properties were so convincing that Russian pharmacists assisted to reintroduce the “Star” back in the market. Only nowadays, we have found out what this legendary unguent presents, what it consists from…

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Individual medical box АИ-2

Individual medical box was introduced as the first aid kit for security forces and civil defence forces in the Soviet Union.  In case of a major military conflict АИ-2 had to be spread among the civilian population.  The design is flashy-orange plastic box, size 9cm × 10cm × 2cm with a label “Individual medical box” and a cross inside a circle. Inside there are several capsules with drugs and an instruction. The medical box includes: 2 antibacterial agents 2 radioprotector agents antiemetic agent Previously, also aprofen was included. Aprofen is…

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