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This naval museum complex is located within an underground submarine base, which is no longer used, in the Crimea, which used to be a top-secret military facility located in Balaklava Bay. In the 1950s, Joseph Stalin gave the orders for a secret directive to be carried out: Find a place where submarines could be stored in the event of a nuclear strike. After his search, the choice fell on the quiet town, this location was classified.
This test station for naval armament was commissioned in 1939, and is located 2.7 km away from the shore. It has been abandoned for a long time. Its building has been heavily damaged by waves of the nasty Caspian Sea. The watch tower of the station stands 42 m above sea level and, in stormy weather, foamy waves can easily reach its top.