Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

So many unfinished objects were abandoned after the collapse of the USSR just because they became unneeded due to army, fleet, attack armament reduction – they turned into massive monuments of unimplemented projects.

One of such objects is located in Pavlovsk, Russia – it’s a nuclear shelter for Pacific Fleet submarines.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

They allegedly started to build this bunker in the 60s. In the 80s it already became clear that it would never be finished.  According to the agreement signed by the USSR and the USA both countries had to reduce their nuclear arsenals within the following seven years. The USA did not have such objects and was not going to build them, so being under pressure of national control the Soviet Union didn’t finish the construction of the shelter.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

The central part of the shelter is made up by two parallel tunnels interconnected by passages. One of the tunnels is a water canal nineteen meters wide and 650 meters long, and 10 – 12 meters high. The main hall of the other tunnel has a length of 225 meters, a width of 8 meters and an approximate height of 10 – 12 meters. The length of the longest passage is about 200 meters.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

The thickness of the ice in the picture above is more than a meter.

All main shaft-sinking and tunnelling works were completed, it remains to finish the bottom part of the construction and the interior.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Isn’t it impressive?

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

And the ice is beautiful and transparent.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

You are moving further and further but the tunnel never ends..

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

It must be a good place for making some industrial post-apocalyptic movie.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Ice in another part of the tunnel is green.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Looks like malachite!

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Structure-1 from the side of the sea.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

It’s hard to imagine how people were carrying and bonding all these stones – such a merciless army labor.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Second entry.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

And the view from inside.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Here is how it looks inside. All metal parts were cut off and taken away long ago. Only rubber covers left from the wiring are still here.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Passage over the tunnel os structure-1.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Cool ice formations.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

Some passages were flooded, water turned to ice.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

The place where the shelter is located is rather beautiful, by the way.

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

And it seems like nothing reminds us of human interference….

Soviet Shelter For Submarines

But it only seems so..

via sinegal

1 thought on “Soviet Shelter For Submarines”

Leave a Comment