Today can see what submarines look like from the inside. Welcome to a museum based inside a submarine boat. It sails in the waters of Khimki water reservoir (the Moscow region) and everybody is invited to the place.
The submarine boat was built in 1979 in Nizhny Novgorod. It stood guard in the Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean Sea from 1980 to 1998. In April 2001 it was re-equipped. The internal design underwent minimal changes. After repairs it was announced a museum.
The boat can go 300 deep and has one anchor. It is 90 m long and 8,6 m wide. It embraces 78 people and has 24 torpedoes.
Only a group of at least 10 people can go inside. It meets next to the entrance. Groups are gathered together easily on weekends.
The boat is entered from the right side.
The excursion lasts for 1 hour. But it is very interesting and time really flies there.
Torpedoes are stored in the first section of the boat.
People can move from one section to another one through doors that were made later. Diving suits are also available.
The boat could use all the 6 torpedoes at once. Every torpedo was aimed at a different target.
Today many air conditioners are available though previously it was not so easy for submariners to breathe in very fresh air.
The second section was inhabited by submariners.
Here lectures are read. If you wish you can close the exit.
Cabins of officers.
Third section is represented by the central control post. The sections has two decks.
Radio shack on the left and galley on the right.
The galley is really small and it must have been difficult for a cook to make food for 78 people every day here.
Submariners got food of the highest quality. The menu was never the same.
An exhibition hall is located on the upper deck. It is devoted to the history of submarine development.
Do you think it is easy to go through the ‘doors’? The try it. Children love it.
Another residential room.
One can go to the upper deck only if he or she wears protective jackets.
The room is used by sailors.
The place is very interesting especially for boys as it is allowed to touch all the details and sit in the navigator’s seat. The boat itself is installed on a kind of foundation which helped to elevate the boat for 4 meters and it was easy to view the rudder propeller unit.