6 Penetration To The Very Heart Of Russia

Penetration To The Very Heart Of Russia


Hotel 'Rossiya' located next to the Kremlin is surrounded by a big fence which makes it impossible to enter the place. What views will be open to those who dare to lift a hatch nearby and examine the channel under it leading to the very bosom of Moscow city?


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The Rossiya Hotel was a large hotel built in Moscow in 1967 at the order of the Soviet government.  It was registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest hotel in the world until it was surpassed by the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1993. It remained the largest hotel in Europe until its 2006 closure. The hotel was adjacent to Red Square, its 21-storey tower looming over the Kremlin walls and the cupolas of Saint Basil's Cathedral. In 1977, a huge fire in the building killed 42 and injured 50. Today the hotel is under reconstruction arising genuine interest of diggers and other fans of antiquity.

The channel is supplied with motion sensors and is safely guarded from terrorists and other people who can constitute a danger of any kind. Diggers have always displayed remarkable interest to the catacombs leading to renown historical places in spite of the fact it is very difficult to stay at such a place for long. The guys who managed to take the pictures say they will never forget the fear they felt that time in the channel.

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6 Responses to “Penetration To The Very Heart Of Russia”

  1. testicules says:

    I smell a movie plot coming on this one.

  2. tsvetcoff says:

    Risky hobby I guess but interesting topic. Thanks for this great collection

  3. Musa says:

    hmmm… that’s it?

  4. Ruben says:

    Too bad they didn’t reach the hotel, i would have loved to see what it looks like on the inside, especially the burned down section.

    I do urban exploration in my free time, so this would be a genuine gem to get to explore.

    I hope the diggers, or urbexers as they’re called here, didn’t get punished too hard.

  5. Bozha says:

    I was in this beautifull hotel in 1989. with my parents and I remeber room number – 2533. This was my 4th time in Moscow.
    Greetings from Serbia!

  6. Ham are sick, Al says:

    There is a show called “Cities of the Underworld” on History Channel. There was an excellent episode on Moscow’s underground.

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