Gadzhievo Military Base

Gadzhievo Military Base

In the dark light of the polar night one could hardly see the outlines of two submarines covered with snow standing near moorage.

This phrase sounds like the beginning of the adventure Cold War novel. Actually these submarines are children of that war – war of technologies, nerves and attrition.

The contents of 16 ballistic missiles which are in the bottom of such a submarine can destroy the whole East coast of the USA. This stuff wasn’t quite cheap for the USSR  and after its breakdown the great number of these submarines couldn’t be kept anymore.

But the Russian North Fleet is alive and those submarines which are in service still continue being on battle duty.

There is a Military Base in Gadzhievo and the Yekaterinburg’s delegation has visited it.

To reach this place you should pass 3 command posts, then go through a special access post with metal and radiation detectors near the moorage. Besides the man with the gun will be watching you.

The submarine K-84 was built in 1984 in Severodvinsk. In 1999 it was called “Yekaterinburg”

Gadzhievo Military Base

The first meeting at the dinner table. In the right corner – the Captain of the “Yekaterinburg” Konstantin Golovko

One can easily become fattened up here

Gadzhievo Military Base

The traditional meeting with the submariners’ wives at the Officer’s house. The wives are sitting in the hall and talking to the members of the delegation.

Gadzhievo Military Base

Morning in Gadzhievo

Gadzhievo Military Base

This is the “Volk” (K-461) – the atomic submarine of the third generation

Gadzhievo Military Base

At the Volk’s tail two workers were maneuvering with some stick. It seemed one of them could easily fall into the icy water

Gadzhievo Military Base

The Yekaterinburg’s brother is the “Bryansk” (K-117) standing not far from it

Gadzhievo Military Base

The polar night’s at its highest point

Gadzhievo Military Base

Solemn formation. The sailors in full uniform  lined up on a moorage

Gadzhievo Military Base

Gadzhievo Military Base

Gadzhievo Military Base

Gadzhievo Military Base

Gadzhievo Military Base

Gadzhievo Military Base

After the ceremony there was a command: “Everybody’s down” and the crew lined up ready to walk down into the submarine

Gadzhievo Military Base

Gadzhievo Military Base

To reach the captain’s house is not an easy thing. First you should pass the ice-covered side of the submarine, then climb the vertical ladder…

Gadzhievo Military Base

…and then descend through the narrow tunnel to find yourself on one of the upper decks. It is really difficult to walk down in such a way

Gadzhievo Military Base

But the conductors do this many times a day

Gadzhievo Military Base

Actually to make photographs is forbidden because the secrets are in everything here

Gadzhievo Military Base

There are underground silos for storing ballistic missiles and a control panel for them in this compartment. Everything on the ship is sand-coloured and seems similar

Gadzhievo Military Base

These guys serve on the “Yekaterinburg”.  People here are friendly, calm. Sailors are nice to talk to – they are real

Gadzhievo Military Base

Gadzhievo Military Base

Those who are tall enough have great difficulties in moving. Those who have claustrophobia would feel even more terrible here

Gadzhievo Military Base

Captain’s house

Gadzhievo Military Base

Gadzhievo Military Base

These kinds of tables are everywhere on the ship

Gadzhievo Military Base

One more look at this wonderful place

Gadzhievo Military Base

Location: Gadzhievo

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14 thoughts on “Gadzhievo Military Base”

  1. http://media.englishrussia.com/new_images//gadzhievo-40.jpg

    Osuuspankki logo, top left?
    Something the US cables didn’t tell us about, Finland’s collaboration with Russia to become a major nuclear power!

  2. And the human race still exists today!Without the cold war USA and USSR,now Russia,would be behind from where they are at today.That big standoff was good and bad.At 1 time the doomsday clock was at 11:59 and I was too young to even care 😉

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