Underground Saratov

• Underground Saratov

In Soviet times, it was a city of Saratov industrial importance, which functioned great variety of plants, factories, scientific research institutes. A city of great importance betrayed his close ties to the defense industry. a plurality of closed military garrisons, secret airports were located in the Saratov region.

The strongest growth was noted in the city during World War II, in those days, most of the factories, military schools, located in the west of the USSR were evacuated just in Saratov. Underneath each winding is imposing military hopper dimensions that are designed not only for hiding by bombardment, but also for the transfer of production under the ground, in the case of aerial bombardment. On two of the bunkers and I'll tell you. For obvious reasons, to specify their location will not.

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It is a story about two and unusual caves - ancient systems of water treatment facilities. The first dates from the late 19th century, the second - the beginning of the 20th. Grandiose tanks are no longer used, although they are in a fairly good condition. In an emergency, can be brought into operation.

Through the spacious naklonnik with grand staircase we get underground.

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Rather typical of shelters cramped with narrow passages Hermia - huge space and impressive hermetic locks. This special gates capable not pass water, air, radioactive dust, and so on. N. Hermetic locks are resistant to the blast wave and capable of preventing flooding stations and tunnels in case of break or quicksand flood.

And this bunker is a full-fledged part of the plant. In case of emergency, the production part is moved into the ground.

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of the shop, located above the hopper down two freight elevator designed for running equipment and products.

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And here is the bunker.

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In the center of the hall is installed platform for meetings.

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It is a mistake to believe that all the space would also be empty, in the event of hostilities.

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All the necessary equipment, furniture, ammunition, clothing, and other medikametny stored in the side rooms - warehouses. If necessary, all that stuff is distributed among personnel who find themselves imprisoned under the earth. And in the hall along the walls stacked crates of gas masks, bunks and a stretcher.

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Where in the shelter without campaign posters?

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The second output from the refuge.

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Next bunker is also under a military plant, but better preserved - at the top of the plant is more lively.

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Sealed door is still massive. Unlike the first shelter consists of several rooms.

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shelves literally "bursting" from the abundance of civil defense equipment. Such places still exist only because of the difficulty getting here.

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Let us turn to the old systems of wastewater treatment plants. Let's start with the examination of a more modern, built in 1914 (the first use of reinforced concrete in the utilities sector of the city). Dungeon consists of three identical rooms, interconnected meter tubes.

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On the walls visible trace filling tanks.

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Another system was older and was built entirely of brick. Dating from the late 19th century.

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In contrast to the previous one, the tanks in this system are more like a maze.

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The dirty water is cleaned through a sand filter system in the vast basement and then come here.

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With picturesque arches hang sprouted through the arches of the trees roots.

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They built these buildings for centuries. In the cave there is not a collapse. If everything is properly cleaned, and then the new facilities will be difficult to distinguish.

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