Strategic Missile Forces Museum

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

This is the chair of the head. If there was a need for launching missiles he had to take out special keys from the safe in the corner…

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

And then put one of them into this computer (in the right bottom corner). The second officer did exactly the same things with the other key and computer.

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

To launch the missiles they had to simultaneously turn both keys and press this gray button. If these men were repeatedly wrong the launch was blocked.

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

All the equipment is the latest achievements of the Soviet electronics industry of the late 80’s.

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

The working place of the second officer.

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

And this is the 12th compartment where the military men could have a rest.

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

These numerous sections are not for clothes. They are for keeping secret documents. In the pre-Gorbachev days the kit included 5 bottles of vodka. Guess why? The answer will be a little lower.

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

A military microwave oven.

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

The daily ration.

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

“Caution! Don’t apply load”.

Have you guessed what vodka was for? No, drinking was strictly prohibited here. Everybody who was on duty was thoroughly examined by a nurse. Ok, we’ll give you a hint – besides vodka the Makarov pistol was attached to the kit so that after the whole world had already been destroyed, the officers could make their last decision…

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17 thoughts on “Strategic Missile Forces Museum”

  1. “besides vodka the Makarov pistol was attached to the kit so that after the whole world had already been destroyed, the officers could make their last decision…”
    American missile crews have similar kit. It contains champagne and tickets to Disney World.

  2. Question: What is a Russian military museum?

    Answer: An abandoned Russian military base with a few signs and diaramas

  3. Ukrainian teenagers with sledgehammers destroyed the remaining missile silos.

    Thus, the 1000 residents of Cut and Shoot, Texas were saved for all time from nuclear annihilation and lived happily ever after.

    • The whole station has shock absorvers, and the chairs have belts.
      I think when the enemy nuclear bombs are falling, things could got pretty shaky with nuclear explosions!

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