Tagansky Secure Command Post, also known as Stalin Bunker , is located close to the Taganskaya metro station, Pyatyy Kotel’nichesky Pereulok, hidden at a depth of 60 meters under massive Stalinist buildings. Now developing into the Cold War Museum.
Construction began in 1951, in Stalin’s time, yet completed in 1956, after his death. Nearly 2500 people worked on the 7000 m2 area in secrecy. In fact, the object was a large underground communication center, able to withstand a nuclear attack and give shelter to 5000 people and maintain their vital activity within six months.
The Bunker was declassified in early 2000s. By that time it was widely known among diggers and presented a sorry sight. Nothing remained from the former luxury: no carpets, massive chandeliers; everything was plundered and pilfered. The premised were put up for action and bought by Novik-Service Company for 64 million and one thousand rubles in 2006.
As the matter of fact, the museum is being developed from blank. The rooms are planned to be used for entertainments. Secure Command Post’s website has been offering holding corporative events and providing excursions.
A small site in front of the corridor with hermetic lock and shaft.
Massive hermetic locks door.
Visitors are provided with capes in order to protect against dust and sings of repair.
Multilayered walls with screeds
Elevator shaft exit checkpoint
Some traces of vital activity))
A collection of Soviet connection and encryption equipment
Banqueting room. Nourishing soldier diet served.
Previously, there were several floor overlaps and communicators working areas.
The corridor transforms into metro tunnel. Passing trains are easily noticed.
“To the station” guide sign. In the days of old, some of the Bunker workers would use that secret station door.
Another hermetic lock
A small surface construction does not stand out oagainst background, however, the complete absence of windows on the ground floor seems suspicious.
The information on event management and visiting the Tagansky Secure Command Post (Stalin Bunker) can be found at the official site: http://www.bunker42.com/
We also highly recommend seeing this video about the bunker produced by our good friend Tim Kirby, an American living in Moscow
You can also see more pictures of the bunker at our Russian website.