Artek Childrens Camp

Artek Children’s Camp was an All-Union and international Young Pioneer camp in the Soviet Union. It was established in 1925 near the Black Sea, in the Ukrainian town of Gurzuf. By 1969 it had an area of 3.2 square kilometers, there were 150 buildings, three medical buildings, a school, a film studio (Artekfilm), three swimming pools, and a 7,000-seat sports stadium.

In 2009, children were alleged to have been sexually abused at Artek. Among those accused was the camp’s priest, Archpriest Vadim Paevsky.