The pictures were uploaded back in 2013, and show off the 1:3 scale model of the Buran Space Shuttle, rotting away in the elements.
The scale model would have been used in a wind tunnel to figure out how the final spacecraft would fare returning to Earth.
As of a couple of years ago, it looks like it was abandoned alongside the rest of the shuttle program. It’s a bit of a shame to see that these items haven’t been preserved: they’re an interesting note in space history.
Take a look at the full album here.
Image credits: Aleksander Markin