One Latvian Town For Sale, Cheap

A secret Russian military facility abandoned by the Russian military when the Soviet Union collapsed was sold at auction on Friday by the Latvian government. Officials celebrated the sale and hoped it could bring new life to the empty town.
February 6, 2010, 9am PST | Tim Halbur
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From the Huffington Post: "Skrunda-1 was a secret settlement not marked on Soviet maps because of the two enormous radar installations that listened to objects in space and monitored the skies for a U.S. nuclear missile attack."

An anonymous Russian investor bought the town for 1.55 million lats ($3.1 million US).

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Published on Friday, February 5, 2010 in The Huffington Post
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