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In Korosten, small Ukrainian town located in Zhitomir region, there is a unique museum – a military bunker in the granite rock. It is called the “Museum “Object “The Rock”. This bunker was constructed on the basis of existing caves. The bunker has several floors, but only the second floor is open to the public.
The length of underground tunnels is more than 150 meters. The command center has its own water supply and ventilation systems. The complex was constructed in 1930ies. Photos by maxiwell83
It is a flight training center named after Soviet pilot Alexander Pokryshkin. In Soviet times, it was a strong school, which trained combat pilots for three aviation regiments based in Zaporozhye. However, for more than ten years the place is deserted. Photos by sicheslavets
Object 825 GTS (or K-825) is an underground submarine base in Balaklava (near Sevastopol, Crimea), a secret military installation built in 1953-1961 during the Cold War, located in Balaklava bay. Currently, the base is a museum.
The object is a construction that has anti-nuclear defense of the first category (protection against direct hit of 100 kt nuclear bomb), which includes combined underground water channel with a dry dock, repair shops, fuel storages, torpedo arsenal. The base is located in the mountain Tavros on both sides of which there are two exits. Photos by danlux
ISU-152 is Soviet heavy 152 millimeter self-propelled gun of the Second World War. The gun was developed in June – October 1943, mass production continued until 1946. The slang name of ISU-152 is “Zveroboi” (“Beastslayer”). In Wehrmacht it was called “Dosenöffner” (“the can opener”).
In the postwar period ISU-152 were modernized and being operated by the Soviet army until the mid-1970s.
Navy Day is one of the most favorite holidays in Sevastopol. Thousands of people literally occupy every possible place to watch the water area of the bay, where the parade and show of naval forces take place.
This year’s celebration of Navy Day was held on July 29 and was joint. From 2011 the Ukrainian Navy Day is celebrated on the same date as the Russian Navy Day.
The following incident happened somewhere in Eupatoria during the loading of all-round surveillance radar 9S15 used with S-300 air defense system that provides defense against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft.
Target detection range of the radar is 250 km or 155 miles, simultaneously it can detect up to 200 targets. But with all these abilities it is a huge and hulking vehicle as you can see below.
Kharkov Tank Repair Plant specializes in the overhaul and modernization of T-64, T-72, and T-80 tanks and tank engines 5TDF, and GTD-1250. The plant also repairs tank sights, laser range finders, and a range of guided weapons.
By the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union the plant repaired about 60 tanks and 55 engines a month. Currently, the plant doesn’t have a lot of work and the area looks a bit abandoned. Photos by Pasha Itkin
250-day defense of Sevastopol in 1941-1942 became one of the most heroic pages in the history of the Second World War. Defenders of the Black Sea Fleet’s main base delayed the plans of the German command to capture the Caucasus, seriously affecting the course of the war.
The 30th and 35th coastal artillery batteries played significant role in the defense of Sevastopol. They became the basis of artillery power of the city’s defenders. The 30th Battery was fighting to June 27, 1942.
At the end of 1950 according to a special decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR it was decided to create special bases to store nuclear weapons. The main objectives were to assemble and store nuclear devices, replace the weapons with expiring warranty period, test electronic and mechanical components, and give nuclear weapons to the army for combat use.
Balaklava is a town on the southwestern coast of the Crimean peninsula. Administratively it is a part of Sevastopol city but in fact Balaklava is separated from the rest of Sevastopol by a few kilometers of undeveloped area.
Today Balaklava is a popular Crimean resort. Tourists are attracted by the town with long history and numerous monuments, spectacular cliffs and beaches.