Not necessarily abandoned: But, the disappearing of the Aral Sea has left behind a desert filled with shipwrecks. The Aral Sea is located in Uzbekistan & Kazakstan ( both countries were part of the Soviet Union).
Shipwreck in the Aral Sea. Ever since the Soviet Union diverted the rivers that flowed into the Aral Sea in the its coastline has been receding. Today, the arid desert land only harbours the remnants of dozens of shipwrecks.