The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

Bunker Alsou or object 221 (Protected Command Point of the Black Sea Fleet) is situated on the mountain Mishen in the Crimea, Ukraine. It is the biggest underground structure on the territory of the country except the subway.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The bunker had to become a reliable protection of the Black Sea command from a possible nuclear attack from the American side (Dropshot plan).

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The bunker construction began in 1977. Mishen mountain represented a very solid monolith with no single fault. It was perfect for construction of a structure like this.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

After the collapse of the USSR in 1992, the construction was almost stopped at the stage of 90% readiness. Then the object was started to be slowly plundered. They even exploded the object to get inside for gain.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The object has four levels: the main command level, residential level, hardware level and communication level, it also has two portals (eastern and western ones). The bunker goes deep into the mountain for 500 m (1640 ft) and lies at the depth of 180 m (590 ft) in the place of passage of a vertical shaft.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

This is an entry to the western portal.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

From the very beginning the object impresses with its dimensions. A car can easily go through it.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The deadlock that goes to the right is intended for catching a blast in case if the main entry is exploded.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The remains of the power lines are hanging under the ceiling.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

It’s hard to imagine how much they spent for the construction of these miles long tunnels.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

Technical inputs lead to the lower communication level.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

But we go up.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

Here used to be a staircase, now it’s problematic to get to the mid level.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

It writes “Mines”.

It is the hardware level.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

It says “No entry”.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

What is hidden behind these massive partitions?

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

According to the map we are approaching the reactor hall.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

Here it is: the reactor well. The reactor itself probably had dimensions and power similar to those mounted on submarines.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

This is a part of the drainage system.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The spacious halls seem endless.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

Having passed all the bunker we come to the eastern portal.

It writes” “Welcome to the as*”

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

From here we can see the residential complex where lived those who gurded and built the object.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

And this is an abandoned crushing and screening plant, which according to some reports, served as a cover for the construction of the bunker.

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

Such unique structures the Crimean mountains are hiding.

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12 thoughts on “The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway”

  1. I love how in Russia there’s no pathetic Bill of Human Rights and how a man can roam freely without things that are deemed too dangerous are blocked off.

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  2. Crimea is in Russia? Maybe for such progressive nations like Nauru,Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicaragua, non-states like Transnistria, Abchasia, Southern Ossetia and such oasis of peace and freedom like Syria. Sorry, I forgot to write about them – the other more than 170 nations of the world I may not write because of lack of free space;-)!

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