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  1. Cool War phantoms frequent Latvia

  2. People take a selfie at the surrendered previous Soviet R12 atomic rocket dispatch site in Zeltini. The Zeltini rocket dispatch site, operational amid the Cold War years from 1962 to 1984 when Latvia was under Soviet principle, at one time disguised no less than eight atomic rockets in its sheds. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

  3. People stroll past deserted previous Soviet R12 atomic rocket shelter in Zeltini. The atomic rockets at the base were the same model as those whose sending on Cuba set off the Cold War standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

  4. Former Soviet Army officer Vladimir Procenko demonstrates a photo of the Soviet R12 atomic rocket close to the surrendered dispatch site in Zeltini. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

  5. Remains of a sign in Russian are found in the relinquished previous Soviet R12 atomic rocket base in Zeltini. It was just in the mid 1990s when Latvia recovered its autonomy from a caving in Soviet Union and Moscow reviewed its military that Latvians got some answers concerning the presence of the Zeltini base, only one of a few such in the nation. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

  6. Former Soviet Army officer Vladimir Procenko demonstrates a photo of the Soviet R12 atomic rocket close to the deserted dispatch site in Zeltini. The now relinquished previous military structures and rocket storages draw in a huge number of visitors every year. Latvia is presently an individual from the U.S.- drove NATO organization together anticipating arrangement of a NATO battle contingent expected to serve as an obstacle to a Russia at the end of the day seen as a danger toward the West.

  7. Former Soviet Army officers Leonid Konovalov (L) and Vladimir Procenko stand close to the deserted Soviet R12 atomic rocket dispatch site in Zeltini. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

  8. Former Soviet Army officer Vladimir Procenko demonstrates R12 atomic rocket gravitating toward the surrendered dispatch site in Zeltini. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

  9. Signs in Russian are found in the surrendered previous Soviet R12 atomic rocket base in Zeltini. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

  10. Entrance to the underground premises is imagined at the deserted previous Soviet R12 atomic rocket base in Zeltini, Latvia, July 22, 2016. Covered up in the timberlands of Aluksne, close to Latvia's north-eastern outskirt with Russia, the remaining parts of a previous Soviet atomic rocket base are a magnet for visitors now instead of a top-mystery site kept an eye on by troopers. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

  11. Former Soviet Army officer Leonid Konovalov enters underground reinforced hideout at the relinquished previous Soviet R12 atomic rocket base in Zeltini. "Rockets were raised, everything was prepared. We sat tight for a charge," said Leonid Konovalov, a 74-year-old retired person and ethnic Russian, as he remained on the solid field encompassed by trees.