One of the former Soviet Union's most restricted sites is destined to become a tourist attraction.
You'll soon be able to hop on a plane and visit a massive Cold War bunker that lies underneath the Moscow subway system to wine, dine, be pampered at a spa, or receive a lap dance at its subterranean strip club.
Gizmodo today reported on a Russian business venture to convert the once top secret Tangansky Protected Command Point into an underground Las Vegas. The massive 75,000 square foot facility was built to house military commanders in the event that another facility was obliterated by a nuclear strike from the United States.
Now, socialism is out and the socialites are in. Tangansky will soon belong to the bourgeois and hard partying Russian oligarchs. Comrade Stalin, who commissioned the compound probably wouldn't approve (aside from the heavy drinking).
Travel tip: if you visit Tangansky, don't miss Chernobyl. It's open to tourists too.
(Image credit: English Russia)
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