Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

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.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

The sign runs: We will defeat the enemy not by the number but by the skill. Military-industrial complex ‘Ilya Muromets’.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

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!

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

A photo of divisional commander V. I. Chapaev.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

As for the city, its population has doubled, so they built two new neighbouhoods with good quality condos.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

How long ago did you check the contents of your neighbour’s shed? What if he has a ‘Topol’ in there?!

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

With this key they launched the first rocket in Kapustin Yar.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Dosimetric rule. Does anybody know how to use it?

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

‘Limonka’ kit.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Giant old globe.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Antitank gun sight. What is it doing in the Rocket Division Museum?

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Up in the picture there is an Austrian IMCO lighter. It is the most popular lighter in the world.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

In the museum there are a lot of old devices. Is that a clock?

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Many years ago all of this used to work. Now they say that if anything happens, be sure it’s Ok.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

This is a panorama of a rocketeers’ city.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Visitors are given weapons for examination.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Entrance to the central center.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

They say that the total length of all the passages here reaches dozens of kilometers!

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

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.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

An officer on duty. He handles the information about water supply, power supply, heating, and ventilation.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Some documets… may be secret!

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

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.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

This is a part of the power backup system.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

These huge generators are able to supply the whole city with electricity!

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Military scale.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Buttons, buttons, buttons…

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

This wheel is directly connected with electricity.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

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.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

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.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Diesel engines.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

They are turning 50 soon but they are just like new. The oil is kept heated to minimize the starting time.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

A motor operator on duty.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Each engine has its own panel.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Despite its age, everything looks reliable and in good order.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Somewhere there is a rest zone with bedrooms, a sauna, a dining room, and a gym.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

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.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

The upper painting reproduces that room rather accurately.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

State Secret Protection Control Center.

Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2

Fire station.

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.

Location: Vlasikha

via zizis

12 thoughts on “Rocket Division Control Center, Part 2”

  1. Those rocket launch keys they where made out of Titanium. And the device in the 15th picture is one of two things most likely it is a an ammeter or ohmmeter or it might also be an hour meter which are used on machinery to measure hours of use it only count when the machine is fully running. It is one of these I cant read Cyrillic but I am leaning towards the first two because of the rheostats that say 0.25a which must mean amp or ohms or volts in Cyrillic.

      • I was pretty close I was not sure for sure if they where circuit breakers or rheostats.This must have come from some military power generator given the pictures below it by and large the set up is almost the same as similar american equipment and the 17th picture that is a machine that controls the flow of hydraulics I used machines like this is the USAF I hope that it not current because I can figure out what this is used for now and I am an American good thing I that I like Russians.

  2. “A photo of divisional commander V. I. Chapaev.”
    He was first commander of this site, unfortunately he died waiting rocket to be invented… 🙂
    Also, the 7-th photo make me to have a good reason to go to check the sheds and garages in my area…

    • For what it’s worth i don’t question how capable Russians officers are. Just the resources they are given to get the job done.

  3. see the pictures…still using analog telephones??? and no digital odometer, only mecanichal??? mmmmm strange seems like nothing is working is like the apollo instalation in Cape Canaveral or disney movie place everything are fake!!!

  4. Down ranked? Excuse me for not knowing what 1950s or ’60s Soviet fuse holders look like. That looks to be about the right era for that piece of equipment. I’m assuming they are in the base museum and not operational equipment.

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