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The Secret Base For Storage of Nuclear Warheads

Posted on June 10, 2013 by team


Krasnokamenka was a closed city of Ukraine where in the Soviet times there were built underground shops to collect nuclear warheads there to be subsequently transported to launch sites all over the central USSR and some Warsaw Treaty countries. For almost half a century this place was being surrounded with myths and legends but when Ukraine became an independent state the city was opened and all warheads were taken away to Russia.

Today there is a strictly guarded base of the elite regiment “Tiger” of the Ukrainian police on its territory. Most of the tunnels were re-equipped for munition storage.

When the USA destroyed Japanese cities with nuclear wepons in 1945 the world could clearly see the threat of the nuclear power. The government of the USSR set a task to scientists to create a nuclear weapon in the shortest possible time for the protection of the country. The scientists were provided with everything they could need – there were founded scientific and research centres, industrial enterprises applying the most advanced technologies.

The first Soviet nuclear bomb was tested four years later, in August 1949, and in the end of 1950 there was made a decision to create so-called central bases for storage of nuclear weapons.

Object 51 became one of such bases.

The working scale was rather impressive. By 1955 there was made a big tunnel in the mountain from its top almost to the very bottom, its width and height was not much smaller than of a subway tunnel. Its length was more than two kilometres.

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3 Responses to “The Secret Base For Storage of Nuclear Warheads”

  1. 山下智久love the taylor swift says:

    hey!comrade do you have instagram? O(∩_∩)O

  2. athome says:

    so much neglect and decay… military surplus left to rot; shame that people was starving for them to build those (today useless) facilities

  3. trance says:

    We see nothing but tunnels~~

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