“Karelia” Submarine Having Rest

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

Let’s take a chance and go aboard the Karelia nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine while it hasn’t yet left the port.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

View from the pier. “Karelia”.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

The left door leads to the upper “deckhouse’ (sorry, don’t know exactly how it’s called). The right one – to the missile deck in the rear of the submarine.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

The descent from the upper deck to the bowels of the ship.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

View from below.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

The Deputy Commander of the submarine.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

Black bags cover some secret objects.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

Despite the fact that the submarine is berthed, its daily life and work go on.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

The captain’s cabin. The plate says, “Commander of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine “K-18” “Karelia”

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

An officer’s cabin.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

Sailors live here.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

Some of them have musical instruments.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

Privates’ cabins are even closer.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

A canteen.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

A kitchen.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

A saloon for relaxation and communication.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

The internal radio – just in case.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

An icon in the corner of the saloon.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

The picture made of minerals and stones.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

The Chief Medical Officer said the clinic was completely equipped and might be used for operations at any moment.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

The waiting room of the clinic.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

The package of emergency equipment prevents it from humidity. “Open in case of emergency.”

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

Special means of rescue are everywhere on the submarine.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

Most of the corridors look in this way. They are narrow, closed and have a lot of obscure pipes and levers on the walls.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

Inside the deckhouse.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

The very top of the submarine.

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

"Karelia" Submarine Having Rest

10 thoughts on ““Karelia” Submarine Having Rest”

  1. let´s just hope we don´t build more of those things.

    That thing could have wiped out half of Europe.

    Think of it.

  2. Honestly there is no harm in showing this. If you are inside Russia then you have your insight.If you are elsewhere like myself and somewhat educated about worldly things,then we have ours. Trust me no one doubts the power of Russian military or of the courage and strength of your people. Actually the west has great respect for Russia,who is kidding who. No one wants war during these times and we should be spending our money for other important things.
    IMHO

  3. Sure it dose but they are not afraid to scratch the paint and risk a few dings and bumps. I have seen Russian subs breaking through the ice lots of time that way they gain experience.
    Just remember it was a US submarine that was doing an emergency blow to show off and came right up under a big Japanese boat. How embarrassing was that?

  4. Cool pics!

    (Well, western things average does clearly not looks it´s in better shape or condition… so don´t complain folk´s remeber what the Army instruction books once told You, “Remeber that, The enemies weapon/equipment was made by the lowes billders and so are Yours…” That´s the truth guys. XD ) However, since “our brothers in East” no longer are our enemies today, i think we shall stop complain on everything we actually don´t know much about.
    We shall not forgot that we actually share some blood with each other, after all, we are not so different as it may seems here. Hope that we will become brothers and sisters again and trust each other some day. Not there yet maybe, but the first step is taken so let´s continue on that way.

  5. The upper works are called “the sail”, the control area at the top is called the “flying bridge”.
    Were you not allowed aboard the Akula in the last shot?

  6. Actually, its fairly new, about 30 yrs old; last of the pre-stealth boomers. Newer units have anechoic skin, like the Akula in the last pic. Carries about 18 MIRV ICBMs. Probably a training vessel now.

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