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On September 14, 1935, a decision was made in the USSR to start construction of the Rybinsk Reservoir. During the construction, the town of Mologa was evacuated and engulfed by water.
The evacuation started in 1937 and lasted for 4 years. In the 1930's there were over 900 buildings in Mologa, the population was around 7,000 people.
This August, the city's remains, having been under water since 1940's, appeared again due to low water level in the Rybinsk Reservoir.
Other cities abandoned due to economic difficulties, warfare, natural and industrial disasters in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS.