Latitude: 59° 21' 39" N Longitude: 24° 6' 20" E
Area use / Military Branches: Decommissioned
Former Soviet Union Naval Nuclear Training Center at Paldiski.De ommissioning and reconstruction works carried out 1995-2009
In 1962, Paldiski became a Soviet Navy nuclear submarine training centre employing some 16,000 people, it was the largest facility in region. Because of its importance the whole city was closed off with barbed wire until the last Russian warship left in 1994. Russia finally relinquished control of the nuclear reactor facilities in september 1995. Derelict Soviet-style apartment buildings make up much of the town and the relics of military bases are spread over the peninsula.
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