Inside A Top Secret Soviet Underground Base

The name of this God's forgotten place is Object 825 GTS, a top secret Cold War nuclear submarine underground base located in the Balaklava Bay, Crimea, Ukraine.

The Soviet military started to build the base in 1957 under the directive of Joseph Stalin. Stalin commissioned his crony Lavrentiy Beria to find places for secret nuclear submarine bases. In the case of a nuclear attack, the submarines stationed in this base would launch an strike against the United States and its allies. Beria's team thought that Balaklava was the perfect place, near the Sevastopol naval base, still in use by the Black Sea Fleet.

120 tons of rock were removed in the middle of the night, using barges that dropped the material at sea. The resulting complex was used to dock and fix submarines, load them with nuclear weaponry and torpedoes. Inside the base, 3000 men worked in the submarines until it closed in 1995, following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Years later, the complex was turned to the Ukranian Navy, who turned it into a museum. [English Russia]


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    I've got to say, the Cold War must've been a scary time for those who lived through it. This base reminds me of the Nazi compound in the first Uncharted game, btw. Just thought I'd say it before I mosied on back to Kotaku. :D

    if anyone would care to look at a map, use satellite view to be able to see the greenery. If you type in the search box, Mount White, New South Wales, Australia, there are two things you will find there. One is just above Mount White, you will see a large circular structure that is being excavated, with regard to ancient archaeology, this is something the Australian public will never be told about. The second thing is to the left of Mount White, you will see a lot of green fields and some buildings, if you zoom in on the fields, you will see quite a few large white chimney like air vents in many of the fields. This is an underground facility that also is kept secret, it isn't even mentioned in any of the known facilities in Australia.

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