Russian blogger Vladimir has visited one of the spookiest places in Abkhazia (former USSR part of Gruzia/Georgia). This was a top secret Soviet lab researching navy torpedoes. It was code named “Lab N5 NII 400”. And this place is awesome, believe me.
What is Abkhazia now? It’s mainly a resort for rich Russians who want to travel to near by Soviet exotics and also spend time at the beach.
It’s noway connected with top secret military research anymore. However it wasn’t always been a case.
Believe it or not but here, at the nice warm beach there was a lab built that was lead by captured Nazi scientist. They researched many science areas, including nuclear physics but this particular Lab 5-400 was into torpedoes.
It looks like Soviet Union collapsed just a few years ago – many things still stand in place.
Officially the object was conceived in 1944 in Leningrad. Then a part of the scientists moved here to Abhazia. Probably because they needed to actually test their torpedoes all year round and in Leningrad they couldn’t do that in winters.
Here we start noticing actual torpedoes, or their bodies lying around like it’s fine who cares?
Inside you still can see the machines used to build actual things.
Enough words, let’s just watch the photos and try to feel the atmosphere.
Interestingly enough this place, at least nearby part of it is still being used by Abkhazia to test some sorts of the military navy equipment. Since they probably don’t have much of those they invite the foreigners to use their facilities as well.
Big thanks to Vladimir for his photos, you can see his website below: