Abandoned Russian nuclear submarine base
• Abandoned Russian nuclear submarine base
During the Cold War, the reality of the atomic fire on the planet seemed very real. The two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States is rapidly building up tactical arsenals. The most important deterrent for both countries remained a reality retaliation enemy: required at least pretend that you have a sleeve is a trump card and attack the aggressor will not survive. One of those trump cards was supposed to be this base of submarines of the Pacific Fleet.
In the 60s of the last century, the Soviet leadership initiated the start of the project, codenamed "Answer". The Soviet Union needed a top secret base of nuclear submarines, from which will be put back to the enemy in the event of nuclear war.
started for health
The place was chosen perfectly. On the shore of a small bay Pavlovskoe commencement of work may not have noticed even spy satellites potential enemy. In the early 80s it was nearly ready, but the situation has changed and the pace of construction declined significantly on the world political arena.
have finished as always
In 1991, the Soviet Union and the United States signed the first treaty on the limitation of strategic offensive structures. Countries pledged over the next seven years to significantly reduce nuclear arsenals. In addition, the Soviet Union had in the shortest possible time to block the passages of underground structures to access boats and not to build new bases such passages. Under the Treaty came acting submarine base Yagelnaya and not so secret base Pavlovsk.
believe in the word
The effectiveness of technical means to control the Agreement was for the USSR as a surprise. At that time, our country there was no way to check how fulfill their part of the deal the United States of America - we can say that the Soviet Union believed yesterday's potential adversary on the floor.
The command post of the submarines of the Pacific Fleet was located at some distance from the database itself. Three underground floors, connected by communication tunnel with the surface and the base "Pavlovsk".
Colossus in the rocks
Structurally, the object is of two main blocks constructed by standard mining methods, and a number of additional openings, constructed as disclosing reference drifts. The object consists of two main blocks. "Construction-1" - the channel for mooring and deployment of nuclear submarines. "Structure-2" - the main three-storey block to accommodate the main living and working spaces. underwater channel depth is about 7 m, a width of about 20 m, a height of the arched vault - 14 m, the total area of the subterranean harbor about 4 thousand m²..
Protection of the
This unfinished military facility is still under strict protection. Perimeter patrol armed soldiers and illegal entry in the database can be adventurers big problems. The thing is that "Pavlovsk" is located on the territory of the existing base of nuclear submarines.
It must be said that the construction of the secret facility was terminated already in the final stage. Roughly speaking, the work stayed here only "cosmetic" - if necessary, an abandoned submarine base will turn to the current object in a very short time.