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Bunker-42 Cold War Museum at Taganka

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Address: Kotelnicheskiy 5th Lane, 11, Moscow 115172, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A unique exhibition of Cold War history located about 65 meters...

A unique exhibition of Cold War history located about 65 meters underground, Bunker-42 is a military history museum and an entertaining complex founded in the former classified military building of the USSR.

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Welcome to the Cold War Era

A really interesting tour of a declassified Cold War era bunker in Moscow. The tour was well done. There is a lift system for people needing one but for most it's 60 meters... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Splendid! An obvious Russian bias and construction of history to bash their western neighbors, but this is an historical gem.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

I could imagine lots of people saying that this is a great experience - the problem is I was never able to actually see the museum, so I don't actually know. After calling ahead to find out the time of an English tour (I was told 4pm and wrote it down) it turned out that the only English tour that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

A really interesting tour of a declassified Cold War era bunker in Moscow. The tour was well done. There is a lift system for people needing one but for most it's 60 meters underground and lots of steps. And then crazy once you're down there in terms of what this and other bunkers represented in the 60's and much of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

One of the best thins to do in Moscow, this old bunker now transform into a daily attraction. Its not very easy to reach since the facade of the place its masked as a regular place so try to look for the big red star as a reference. The closest mean of transportation its the Taganskaya Metro station a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

We loved Bunker 42. The movie we were shown was well balanced, giving historical information and not propaganda. We fired two ballistic missiles (simulated) which was scary for someone born in the late 1940's. Out young guide was excellent and knowledgeable. A highlight of our trip. Miss one of the museums and go here instead!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

One complaint I see here is the stairs...I am 57 and made it clear I had to take the elevator--point is if you are older or disabled don't be shy about demanding to use the lift,,,it isn't like this is free or anything--you are paying so if necessary insist on the lift. As for the site itself it is interesting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

The best thing about this site is that once you get back on the surface you are grateful the cold war never turned really hot--personally I was moved to near tears because being a baby boomer this was far more real to me than millennials on the tour who seemed to see more as a game or a movie. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Has 40% discount for student. I didn't know at first but was delighted and they told me I can pay with 1400 instead of 2200

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Previous generations of my family were heavily involved in the American side of the Cold War so I am well-versed in that side of the coin. It was fascinating and moving to see the lengths that the Soviet side took to protect themselves against the American threat. The tour guide was gruff and basically angrily shouted his explanations the entire... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Constructed in 1956 as a Soviet army command centre and nuclear bomb shelter, the location of this top-secret bunker was only revealed in 2006 when it became a museum. Book tickets in advance via web.

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