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20 July Taganka 42 Secret Bunker

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A Cold War-era underground bunker is situated in the center of Moscow, 65 meters below the surface. Well-preserved and still functioning now, the Bunker was a top-secret Soviet military facility occupying more than 7000 m2. The installation was classified Top Secret until 1995, several years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The construction of the Bunker started in 1951 in response to the threat of nuclear war from the Soviet Union’s principal adversary, the United States of America. Built using the same equipment used for the Moscow Metro construction, the Bunker was accessed via two entrances in the Taganskaya Metro Station.

The Bunker is now a «Cold War Museum» where visitors can try to launch a simulated nuclear attack, visit the operations and communications room, watch a short film about the arms race between the Soviet Union and the United States and feel the terrifying atmosphere of that time. As that threat of a US nuclear strike is not as great as it was (one hopes) one can relax and enjoy taking pictures within a former top-secret Soviet military facility and use Soviet guns and uniform as accessories.

When: we meet at the exit from Taganskaya metro station at 15.45h

Cost: 1750 rub per person