In one of our articles we have already mentioned a Rocket Division Control Center in Vlasikha, a place very few people happen to see and even less manage to share their experience with others with no grave consequences for themselves.
The sign runs: We will defeat the enemy not by the number but by the skill. Military-industrial complex ‘Ilya Muromets’.
Within just ten years Vlasikha presidio was turned into a closed territorial entity with its own budget and new jobs for its civilian population.
This BMW welcomes all the visitors of the Rocket Division Museum. Judging by the plate with oil, it is on the run!
A photo of divisional commander V. I. Chapaev.
As for the city, its population has doubled, so they built two new neighbouhoods with good quality condos.
How long ago did you check the contents of your neighbour’s shed? What if he has a ‘Topol’ in there?!
With this key they launched the first rocket in Kapustin Yar.
Dosimetric rule. Does anybody know how to use it?
Giant old globe.
Antitank gun sight. What is it doing in the Rocket Division Museum?
Up in the picture there is an Austrian IMCO lighter. It is the most popular lighter in the world.
In the museum there are a lot of old devices. Is that a clock?
Many years ago all of this used to work. Now they say that if anything happens, be sure it’s Ok.
This is a panorama of a rocketeers’ city.
Visitors are given weapons for examination.
Entrance to the central center.
They say that the total length of all the passages here reaches dozens of kilometers!
The main purpose of this center is ‘to survive as long as it takes to begin fighting back’.
On the sign: Must put protection helmets, coats, stockings, hats, and entrenching tools down in the niche.
An officer on duty. He handles the information about water supply, power supply, heating, and ventilation.
Some documets… may be secret!
A fire is one of the most dangerous things which may happen in an underground facility. That is why a fire brigate is constantly on duty.
This is a part of the power backup system.
These huge generators are able to supply the whole city with electricity!
Buttons, buttons, buttons…
This wheel is directly connected with electricity.
Behind this wall there is a diesel room. Conscripts go underground only when on duty, officers come here for three or four-day shift and have their rest here as well.
Very little has changed since the foundation of the center. Electricity consumption has even decreased. That is why there is no point in changing anything here. Moreover, in case of an upgrade, they will have to turn some of the equipment off which is very dangerous.
They are turning 50 soon but they are just like new. The oil is kept heated to minimize the starting time.
A motor operator on duty.
Each engine has its own panel.
Despite its age, everything looks reliable and in good order.
Somewhere there is a rest zone with bedrooms, a sauna, a dining room, and a gym.
Behind that door there is a control center of the Rocket Division. There the officers receive the latest information from all parts of the world. No photographing is permitted which is understandable.
The upper painting reproduces that room rather accurately.
State Secret Protection Control Center.
The military officers say that there have been five attempts of nuclear attack of the USSR and Russia. If that happens, very little will remain on the Planet. The officers admit that they have pre-war time instructions and wartime instructions. Nothing is said about the post-war time. The fact is that today life on the Planet depends on a few people who serve in suchlike centers.