Porogi is a small settlement in Chelyabinsk oblast, Russia. Its main attraction is the world-oldest operating hydroelectric power plant.
The М5 motorway:
Everything is really old:
Next to the dam is the building of the power plant with the control room. The electrician is fishing at the open window:
Only after I got back home to Chelyabinsk I learned that I could have easily entered the control room and take pictures of everything inside. (Sad trombone.)
Here is what Porogi looks from the dam:
The electricity in Porogi is available from 8 pm to 11 pm.
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