Kiev Bus Garage Number 7.
Opened in 1973, the unexpected scale of this futuristic building reflected the scope of the livelihoods it supported.
The garage was an important hub for Kiev's international, domestic and bus city routes, with around 1,400 employees and 400 buses operating daily.
The depot played its own role in the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of April 1986, when about 70 buses stationed there were drafted for the mass evacuation of the residents of Pripyat, the town nearest the power station.
According to one former worker, some of the vehicles never made it back after being abandoned in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone because they'd absorbed too much radiation. The rest re-entered service after undergoing decontamination.
You can visit this place in our Kiev Urban Exploration Tour!