You’ve seen plenty of shelters scattered throughout the country but most of them were abandoned. This one, on the contrary, is operational and belongs to Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation. So in case of a war, revolution or nuclear explosion, it is here where ministers will take cover. So, welcome!
The shelter itself is not very large and is intended for the upper echelon only.
This manhole connects the shelter with airlines.
Apart from air, ministers will need electricity. So behind this door, there is a diesel-generator.
Here it is.
In this room there are a lot of tanks with diesel oil and it smells like it.
This is a room for the orderly officer and as you see, it’s empty.
By the way, on the table there is a sheet of paper with instructions which says that the orderly officer must not leave the room without permission.
This is one of the two rooms in the shelter intended for heads of departments.
A conference hall.
Looking at this office you come to think that you it can’t possibly be 2011 but you’ve been transported into the past, into the Soviet Union.
Refrigerators in the dining room.
‘Tasty supplies’. Nice!
One of the storages.
The sign on the door leading into this room says ‘secret’.
Is it really secret because of this?
These black sacks are filled with sealed folders and documents containing secret information!
Some of the sacks were brought here in 2010.
‘Minister of Natural Resources’.
Let’s go inside!
It’s pretty spacious, with a map and a carpet.
It’s unlikely that these carafe and glasses are for water…
The main difference between the minister’s office and offices of his subordinates is this sofa.
These are not regular telephones as you understand. These telephones provide government telephone communication and are intended for use by deputy ministers, heads of departments and main administrations in important ministries and departments, and a number of other officials at similar levels of responsibility.
The shelter has one more, upper, level but it’s not for today.