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Stalin's Bunker (Бункер Сталина) (Moscow)

Stalin's Bunker (Бункер Сталина) (Moscow)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Stalin's Bunker

Command post of the Supreme Commander of the Red Army during period of the Great Patriotic 1941- 45 years or simply Stalin's Bunker as it is known is an underground structure that served both as a bomb shelter and command centre for Josef Stalin during World War II. This structure was constructed in the 30's as part of a government program to ensure the defence of the USSR against Western Capitalist countries. Stalin's bunker is connected to the Kremlin Stalin office via an underground road with a length of 17 km. Stalin's Bunker was dug at the depth of 37 meters below ground surface. It was protected from the air bomb raids by a 6- 8 meter reinforced concrete slabs laid over natural rock with a thickness of 4 meters. In order to disguise the location of a bunker Soviet government ordered a construction of a large stadium that could seat over 120,000 spectators over Stalin's Bunker. The location was chosen wisely. Three military airfields, including strategic airfield Monino, were located nearby. The whole underground complex of Stalin's Bunker consists of multiple room of different sizes. It included Conference Room, personal study room of Joseph Stalin, dining room, lounges, combat support and many others.  Even after the complex lost much of its military importance it was still considered a secret facility. Stalin's Bunker was opened for the first time to the public only in 1996.

 

Today Stalin's Bunker Museum is a brunch of Armed Forces Museums. The interior of the facility are well preserved since the last time it was used. This included original copies of Marx's writings that Joseph Stalin probably read himself. Other items included newspapers from the period of World War II, leaflets, military propaganda posters and etc.

 

 


 

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