Urban exploration is becoming more popular by the day. With no shortage of abandoned places to explore, Russia tops the list of countries frequented by these adventurers. Following the end of the Soviet Union, vast tracts of industrial areas were left abandoned and neglected. While some might consider these areas urban blights, explorers see them as new frontiers.

One of Russia’s greatest urban explorers is a woman by the name of Lana Sator. Sator and her crew travel far and wide in their home country to find the most obscure places to scour. In the following photo set, Sator takes us on a journey through a flooded backup room of the St. Petersburg power system.

1.Located in the basement of an old military building, Sator and her team found this abandoned backup station.

basement of an old military building