USSR border / Iron Curtain
- Hello all:
I found some interesting reading about the former-Soviet Union's border system. It's all in Russian, but thanks to Google Translate, you can read the Russian Wikipedia entries.
The first system: C/P-100:
The second system: P-175 "Curtain":
And the third and final system: KC/CS-185 "Gobi":
My own picture from near the Near Ukraine - Moldova - Romania tripoint (south) near Reni, Ukraine This appears to be remnants of the CS-185 curtain.
And finally, some amazing and sobering pictures (and stories) from along the old Czechoslovakia border.
Happy New Year everyone!
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