USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

The territory of the former USSR is abundant with lost bunkers and command posts. Today we’ll get a chance to investigate one of them.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

A unified command center is a metal 12-stage container with the length of 33 m, diameter 3.3 m and weight of 125 tonnes. It is mounted in a regular missile pit with the help of the shock absorption system. Every stage is a round room which holds equipment and appliances. The rooms can fulfill special designed functions in any environment. Thus, the null stage which is located outside the container or, to be exact, on its upper external part, embraces a power supply system. The 1st and 2nd stages are equipped with diesel-electric sets, the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th stages hold communication equipment, automatic control system, electric power supply system and missile launch system. The command center is located on the 11th stage. The last or 12th stage contains a resting room for duty staff.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

Perimeter System is an automatic control system of massive nuclear attack constructed in the USSR. It is designed to be used in case of emergency when communication lines are damaged.
It guarantees that combat orders reach separate command posts and aircraft rocket launchers.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

Looking at the regular scenery one can never imagine that a command center is located here deep inside the earth.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

A metal hatch hides a wooden one under it.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

Military barrack.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

Bomb shelter.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

“Installation date”, “Replacement date”

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

The corridor is inhabited by butterflies.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

The corridor is inundated.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

Command post.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

The command center can survive a nuclear attack.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

Duty soldiers and officers can stay inside the center for a month.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

“Oil filling”, “water filling”, “oil and fuel drainage”.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

Diesel-electric sets on the 1st and 2nd stages. “Compressed air”

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

3rd stage.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

The room has no equipment inside.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

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USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

Capsule interior.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

“Stage 6”

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

Power-switching circuit.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

There used to be an elevator.

USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack

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11 thoughts on “USSR Command Center: Ready To Withstand A Nuclear Attack”

  1. Whenever I see photos of these old underground facilities with rusted metal parts from the moisture inside, I wonder what the air quality is like and the nasty stuff that could be floating around for anyone who enters to breathe.

    • People outside of North America and Europe don’t care too much about this stuff. Nobody’s heard of danger of asbestos, for example, until recently. I worked with asbestos occasionally, and nothing happened to me (or anybody I know). People there care even less about mold, air quality, etc. Air in Moscow even today smells like if somebody put a school bus in your living room.

  2. It may well be able to withstand a nuclear attack but I bet a small group of bankers would destroy it in less than 5 minutes.

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