Rocket Division Control Center

Rocket Division Control Center

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.

Rocket Division Control Center

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.

Rocket Division Control Center

This device was used for checking the hermiticity of the tanks.

Rocket Division Control Center

Here one can see the inner structure of the R-34 (8K67) nuclear rocket.

Rocket Division Control Center

A gyroscope.

Rocket Division Control Center

This device detects rocket attacks.

Rocket Division Control Center

They wanted to make this museum special, so they made a wonderful diarama of the rocket division.

Rocket Division Control Center

A meeting hall.

Rocket Division Control Center

The rocket division control center.

Rocket Division Control Center

Rocket Division Control Center

An orderly officer.

Rocket Division Control Center

After a training fire alarm had been given, the fire was quickly extinguished.

Rocket Division Control Center

On one of the doors of this building there is a sign ‘Secret telegrams sending’.

Rocket Division Control Center

No-break power room.

Rocket Division Control Center

There are no accumulators in this room, just current transducers.

Rocket Division Control Center

This is the eqipment of 1960s but it still works very well.

Rocket Division Control Center

These are inverters.

Rocket Division Control Center

Rocket Division Control Center

Rocket Division Control Center

They operate diesel engines in this room.

Rocket Division Control Center

On the whole, it is very beautiful here and… complicated.

Rocket Division Control Center

Rocket Division Control Center

These are the diesel engines.

Rocket Division Control Center

Generators.

Rocket Division Control Center

Rocket Division Control Center

They keep the oil heated all the time because any minute they may need to start the engines.

Rocket Division Control Center

Rocket Division Control Center

They are upgrading the ventilation room. Here you can see equipment of the Danish company Danfoss.

Rocket Division Control Center

Rocket Division Control Center

The sign runs: Federal Security Service;  box 140A; Do not open.

Sometimes people see rats the size of a dog in there.

Rocket Division Control Center

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!

Rocket Division Control Center

Since no photographing is permitted in that room, we cannot show you a picture. Here’s is a sketch.

Location: Vlasikha Village

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25 thoughts on “Rocket Division Control Center”

    • ayaa, I did read a bit about Spetsnaz. Because first I thought soldier, but then I read up. A cut above. Yes something to be proud of. I would not want to take that away from you. Its just that I have taken a vow non violence, I must keep it. I am vegetarian for the same reason and have been almost my hole life. I do mean to be disrespectful.

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  1. I remember reading a story about how a Russian colonel averted a potential international nuclear war by correctly identifying a radar blip indicating a missile strike as being a false indication.Instead of panicking he calmly assessed the situation an prevented an international disaster.Does anybody know what became of this man and his career?

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    • If you mean Stanislav Petrov, he is now retired. His only job nowadays is to fly across the world, and be honoured for saving the world from nuclear armageddon.

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      • Why does a link about Stanislav Petrov get 3 thumbs down? This man pretty much saved us all from nuclear annihilation and that earns him a thumbs down? Had he not done what he did you would not be sitting in front of your PC right now.

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        • It’s not the man, it’s the site. Wikipedia.

          Has anyone ever seen this, “Wikipedia-the free encyclopedia that ANYONE can edit”. Not exactly the best source of information.

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  2. Glad to see an “operational” military base ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !everything is in “perfect” order.i love old Soviet engineering and Electronics.but this time i really thankful to ER for this post.

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  3. In pic 10-19,what kind of seat of an”orderly officer” ? ? ? ? An “ejection” seat ! ! ! ! ! ! ! if it is true, so where he goes to “eject” ? ? ?

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  4. Spetsnaz is not a specific military unit but only short phrases for special purposes. Its special forces have the FSB, the Customs Service, the Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior. aaai but in some special forces served you?

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  5. Let me try to clear things up for everyone. Spetsnaz means special purpose. But the Army special purpose troops are ‘the’ Spetsnaz. The units of the Interior army are osnaz. Many foreigners and even Russian without military experience have this belief that the GRU sptesnaz is the massive 20,000 man elite army. No. The troops directly subordinated to the GRU, “the marron berets” are the elite of the elite. They are sent on GRU mission, aka black missions. The other, the regular spetsnaz are “red berets”. They are organised into seperate regiments or companies that are seconded to regular unit.

    So while, spetsnaz is also a phrase for special forces, there exists a specific military role called spetsnaz. The backbone of the Russia’s conventional military.

    Oh. Yeah. My unit was the 16th Spetsnaz brigade (a regiment in all but name), but I did several tours out of unit. Notably, two in the North Caucasus.

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