Balaklava is crammed with unique military constructions built during the cold war. Today, we want to take you to "Object 100", a missile complex which controlled the Black Sea.
Entrance into "Object 100". Many years ago, it used to be camouflaged with a special screen.
In 1954, when the cold war was in its height, they decided to build the first underground missile complex in the world. Several thousand builders were involved in construction works. Each worker’s background was thoroughly checked plus they had to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
The missile shaft.
The rocket complex with a cruise missile C-2 was situated 500 m above sea level and was aimed to destroy enemy ships.
They used heat-resistant concrete to build the complex. Missiles were kept on special trays with their wings folded and were moved to their starting positions with special mechanisms.
Missile shaft emergency exit.
All that was many years ago. As for today, very little has remained, just concrete and some metal constructions.
In 2005, the complex became defenseless against looters who would come here by cars and trucks to steal metal.
This place once became scenery for a movie which was sort of a response to Rembo-2. It is impossible to imagine how they managed to get a permission to shoot a movie in a secret complex!