Soviet Underground Submarine Base

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Very interesting insight into how far the Soviet Union was willing to go to keep their secrets exactly that. ;)

Soviet Underground Submarine Base

Until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 Balaklava was one of the most
secret towns in Russia. 10km south eas of Sevastopol on the Black Sea Coast,
this small town was the home to a Nuclear Submarine Base.
Almost the entire population of Balaklava at the time worked at the Base, even
family members could not visit the town of Balaklava without good reason and
identification. The base remained operational after the collapse of the Soviet Union
in 1991 until 1993 when the decommissioning process started and the warheads
and low yield torpedos were removed. Then in 1996 the last Russian Submarine
left the Base, and now you can go on Guided tours round the Cannel System,
Base and small Museum, which is now housed in the old weapons stowage
hangers deep inside the hillside.

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More pictures found here.
 
Cool story.

This type of stuff is just interesting as heck to me...

Thanks for posting

Your welcome. I find it interesting as well. I think that would be quite the holiday trip, dunno what the wife would think about it; that is unless the town has some good trendy shops in it for her to spend my money. :doh: lol
 
Your welcome. I find it interesting as well. I think that would be quite the holiday trip, dunno what the wife would think about it; that is unless the town has some good trendy shops in it for her to spend my money. :doh: lol

C'mon honey, lets go on a trip...

It would go like this
"We can see the town, the Nuclear storage sites, the Mooring cells, the blast doors... Whatcha think, babe"}:-)
 
Looked at this place (and some others) :confused: from a very "different" perspective many years ago. I was at the Washington Navy Yard....
 
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