A 505-meter long
tunnel runs from inside the harbor, allowing submarines to sail straight in for maintenance
and repairs. Seven submarines could be accommodated there. So secret was the
project, Balaklava disappeared from official Soviet maps.
the case of a nuclear attack, the base could stand a direct hit by a
nuclear bomb,'' reads a guide to the
site. It's now the Balaklava Naval Museum Complex, for tourists who want to examine
gigantic steel doors and bulkheads designed to protect against fallout.
Truthful pictures of Sevastopol and the Crimea during the Second World
War (1941-1945, Soviet Union war period) you can see here: