is very, very, very big. There are some wonderful places on its
surface. Fabulous sun-kissed beaches with miles of golden sands.
Wonderful mountains with crystal steams cascading down into
tropical paradises. There are also some horrendous cities
populated by a subculture of thugs and gangsters. Sadly this
website is about the latter locations. Here you will discover
some of the most vile and violent places to live. So read on and
be prepared to be shocked.
Often confused with “Dzyarzhynsk” in Belarus, which only sucks about half as
much as a place to live.
So what do you expect, that a place named for the first head of Russia’s
Secret Police would be a paradise? Dzerzinsk has been home to Russia’s
chemical industry for decades, including their glorious quest for chemical
weapons, and as such is second only to that other Russian Gem of a city,
Chernobyl as the most lethally polluted and toxic city on the face of the
The death rate in Dzerzinsk is 3 times the birth rate.
cancers and all other manner of illnesses related to Cold War area chemical
weapons research and manufacture are reported due to the severally
contaminated soil and ground water.
“Strange creatures” have been reported
in the nearby Oka River, including two and three headed frogs, and
“unusually misshapen fish”
. . . Ummm..tasty
Institute released its' list of the
world's 10 dirtiest cities - 3 of them
are in Russia:
Due to the constant smog
in Dzerzinsk, Russia it is, by law, a requirement to wear hankies over the
A young girl heads out to the nightclubs
Help Children in Russia with SOS Children
Russia is the largest country in the
world and one of the most fascinating and diverse in terms of
climate, peoples, culture and history. It spans 11 time zones
and 160 degrees of longtitude - nearly halfway around the Earth.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union
in 1991, Russia has been striving to overcome the legacy of
Communism. While there have been positive economic trends, the
benefits are slow to filter down to ordinary people. Wages are
low, inequality continues to rise and poverty is at significant
levels, particularly among families with children or
single-parent families, leading to many children being abandoned
into state care or onto the streets.
Plans for the charity to establish an
SOS Children's Villagein Russia began in the late 1980s but it
wasn’t until 1996 that the first children moved into the 11
family houses in the charity's Tomolino
community, on the outskirts of Moscow, as the initial site for
the village proved unsuitable and an alternative had to be
found. In 2002, a youth house for the older children was
established, where they can live and be supported until they are
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- AND THE HORRENDOUS FACTS & STATISTICS ON POVERTY ) - it is not our
intention to offend and we hope that you read the comments on the cities
with humour in your heart. On a serious note, we have highlighted the
squalid conditions in which many people have to live - this is something
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