TIL about Atomgrad, (“Atomic Cities”). Small industrial cities in Eastern Europe set up just to run and support near by nuclear power plants. by whatilearned May 20, 2022, 12:30 am Read more: https://www.herder-institut.de/en/projects/atomgrad/ What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AtomgradatomiccitiesEasternEuropeIndustrialnuclearplantspowerrunsetsmallsupportTILToday I learned See more Previous article TIL After Apollo astronaut Al Worden left NASA, he moved to San Francisco, grew out his hair, and became a quasi-hippie. Worden was also a frequent guest on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, telling children what it was like to be an astronaut Next article Cleaning your sex toys is really important! 3 Comments Leave a Reply So… fairly standard factory towns, but with more radiation? Log in to Reply Better than building a city on rock and roll Log in to Reply “In contrast to the closed and secret military nuclear facility (compare Kate Brown’s project on “cities made by plutonium” in the U.S. and the Soviet Union), the Atomograd was an urban project that served the purposes of both energy economy and political propaganda. As such, it was a public project. Though the Soviet NPP was a closed enterprise, with security clearance and related restrictions imposed on nuclear workers, the Atomograd was an open city, and often the only “real” city in its respective regional context. Its city-dwellers were well-educated, and socially privileged in comparison to average Soviet urban society. Nuclear cities played a crucial role in “nuclear age” propaganda, and in the specific Soviet cultural representations of science, nuclear engineering, and electric energy.” Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.