Bunker-703 – Moscow, Russia - Atlas Obscura

Bunker-703

A former special storage facility for Russian documents during the Cold War.  

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This atmospheric location on the surface is masked by an inconspicuous gray building. However, the true nature of this location is hidden more than 100 feet underground, similar in-depth to the Moscow underground/subway (Metro). This former bunker was constructed during the Cold War and wasn’t declassified until 2018.

The purpose of the bunker was to act as a protected storage facility for some of Russia’s most important foreign policy documents. It’s believed that around 120 tons of documentation, from treaties to top-secret materials were housed inside this bunker.

Although no longer used by the government, the bunker’s Cold War atmosphere still remains. To enter, visitors must venture down a set of stairs that take them underground. A local guide is available to conduct tours of the bunker and provide information about the facility’s history. 

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