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Old 04-17-2011, 01:13 PM
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Default Crimea Tour: Balaclava Soviet Underground Submarines Base

A 600-meter long tunnel runs from inside the harbor, allowing submarines to sail straight in for maintenance and repairs. Seven submarines could be accommodated there. Sosecret was the project, Balaklava disappeared from official Soviet maps. "In the case of a nuclear attack, the base could stand a direct hit by a nuclear bomb,'' reads a guide to the site. It's now the Balaklava Naval Museum Complex, for tourists who want to examine gigantic steel doors and bulkheads designed to protect against fallout.

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