Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Soviet Black Sea Nuclear HQ – Ukraine

We were travelling back to Simferopol that evening, and we had no private transport. Nervously we asked the taxi driver “Can you drive us here” pointing to a ring we’d drawn in the middle of the forest.  “…Then wait outside for three hours…then drive us the remaining 80K’s to Simferopol?”…  “No Problems!” he replied in a thick Russian accent. Can you imagine asking that of a British cabbie?!

The road to the complex had been blocked to vehicles by a very new looking padlocked gate. This filled me with dread as the complex is now run by the Russian mafia for…well, whatever they need an underground complex for…

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