Media: Secret Cold War bases in Sevastopol may be reactivated

Active construction work equipment in Balaklava Bay in Sevastopol, as expected, attracted the attention of Western media. According to Naval News, Russia plans to reopen the secret base in Balaklava.

After the Second World War, the favorable geographical position of the bay led to the creation of a secret base of the Black Sea Fleet here. In the 50s of the last century, tunnels were cut in the rocks, where Project 641 submarines could be secretly based. The narrow bay of Balaklava provided protection for the base from storms and the attention of foreign intelligence. Now the museum "Underground Sevastopol" functions in the tunnels of the bay.

Naval News draws readers' attention to the appearance of floating cranes at the opposite coast of the bay from the museum. The publication suggests that the Russian military leadership initiated the return of warships and submarines to Balaklava.

The photographs show that the Russian fleet is restoring the naval base in Balaklava. An isolated bay in the south of Crimea is ideal for hiding Russian submarines. At the same time, construction work is underway at the main naval base in Sevastopol

- writes the edition.

At the same time, a functioning underground museum, an abundance of tourists and yachts in the bay are not taken into account. Assumptions about the civilian purpose of the object under construction in Balaklava Naval News categorically rejects. The modernization of the base of patrol ships of the border troops of the FSB of Russia began even before the start of the NMD, and this is not a military secret.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 26 October 2022 15: 11
    With the massive use of various UAVs, BEPLs and other anti-ship missiles, it became necessary to hide ships from air and underwater attacks. The Balaklava tunnels are very suitable, and there used to be a question why such a needed sheltered base is not used for its intended purpose. Circumstances moved things to return the base to the service of the Navy and not only. Already for strike UAVs, BEPLs and other cruise missiles, 1000 km is not the limit, which means they can be launched from any point and at any time. ...
  2. Oleg_5 Offline Oleg_5
    Oleg_5 (Oleg) 26 October 2022 15: 48
    Just called there. The museum complex is open as usual. No changes.
  3. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 27 October 2022 09: 11
    Lord, how "secret" they are, if Ukrainians, at one time, led excursions in them ...
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 28 October 2022 13: 44
      (Fat) Today there are no secrets, satellites and so on do not allow, so security becomes the main thing, the Balaklava Bay and the base greatly contribute to this.
  4. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 27 October 2022 14: 51
    So under Stalin they thought. That is why it is bad for foreign colleagues, and therefore for their local ones.
  5. SIT Offline SIT
    SIT (Stas) 30 October 2022 11: 07
    These are surveys for the construction of a yacht marina for VIP yachts, so that our oligarchs have somewhere to stick their super yachts closer to the coveted Europe, and not drive them like Mordashova to Vladivostok. The money is true for some reason allocated federal. Our fucking "partners" need not worry. Many of those who will get their laiba moored there have British citizenship. So they will receive first-hand information about what is happening in Balaklava online. Or they can buy a berth themselves through a figurehead and base their reconnaissance vessels there under the guise of yachts. Well, so as not to waste fuel in vain, driving from Istanbul or Constanta. From Balaklava to the outer raid of the Main Naval Base of the Black Sea Fleet, about 40 minutes on the move, not at all in a hurry.