Bunker 42 Tickets and Guided Tours
The construction of Bunker 42 began in 1950 by the orders of Joseph Stalin, following the appearance of the new weapon of mass destruction - the atomi...In the top 5 attractions for Moscow
The inside story
The construction of Bunker 42 began in 1950 by the orders of Joseph Stalin, following the appearance of the new weapon of mass destruction - the atomic bomb. The buried fortification was created 65 meters underground in the middle of Moscow and was assumed to be a hiding place for top officials of the Soviet Union to continue working in the event of a nuclear attack. Code-named “Object 02,” the bunkers location in Tagansky Hill area was chosen because it was in the vicinity to the Kremlin.
The builders faced a difficult task, how to build a huge underground structure in the middle of Moscow without damaging the city and most importantly how to keep it’s construction a secret.In 1952, the construction of the main structures of the bunker was completed. By the summer of 1953, life support systems were installed. From here the soil was lifted through four construction mines that were previously used in the construction of the subway. Finally in 1955 the communication stations were added to the Bunker ensuring the transfer of classified communications. For three decades this command center carried out strategic bombing exercises until the creation of new high-precision weapons.