The rocket division post was built in Vlasikha Village in Moscow area 1950s. From this very place, Marshal Zhukov was directing the defence of Moscow 1941. Since then people have been serving here maintaining peace in the whole world.
About six thousand military men serve here every day, controlling and operating the launchers of the rocket division.
In 1984 they opened a museum of the rocket division history. It has a round shape symbolizing the lower part or the R-2 rocket. One of the museum exhibits is this underground magnet antennae from the ‘Bita’ cryptographic hardware.
This device was used for checking the hermiticity of the tanks.
Here one can see the inner structure of the R-34 (8K67) nuclear rocket.
This device detects rocket attacks.
They wanted to make this museum special, so they made a wonderful diarama of the rocket division.
A meeting hall.
The rocket division control center.
An orderly officer.
After a training fire alarm had been given, the fire was quickly extinguished.
On one of the doors of this building there is a sign ‘Secret telegrams sending’.
No-break power room.
There are no accumulators in this room, just current transducers.
This is the eqipment of 1960s but it still works very well.
These are inverters.
They operate diesel engines in this room.
On the whole, it is very beautiful here and… complicated.
These are the diesel engines.
They keep the oil heated all the time because any minute they may need to start the engines.
They are upgrading the ventilation room. Here you can see equipment of the Danish company Danfoss.
The sign runs: Federal Security Service; box 140A; Do not open.
Sometimes people see rats the size of a dog in there.
This is the main room! Behing this door there ara telephones with the help of which you can call any president! Here you can also find a lot of buttons playing with which is even more dangerous than playing with matches!
Since no photographing is permitted in that room, we cannot show you a picture. Here’s is a sketch.
Location: Vlasikha Village