The People of Moscow Can Spend Doomsday in a Party Bunker

A Cold War bunker, built in 1956, is fitted for a party on the night the world ends

By Raluca Anghel on December 20th, 2012 12:34 GMT

The people of Moscow are getting ready to face the “apocalypse” by partying in a bunker dating back to the Cold War.

On December 20, at midnight, a 24-hour party is set to commence, in the former Soviet bunker. The facility was originally used to accommodate Russian leaders, in case a nuclear bomb was ever to hit Moscow.

For $1,000 (€755), anyone can join the doomsday party underground, Christian Post notes.

"Many people would feel much calmer if they could spend this critical day enjoying maximum comfort and safety," says Alexei Pavlovsky, a tour guide for the central Moscow party pad.

"We don't have control over things such as the end of the world. But we are ready for pretty much everything," he adds.

Bunker No. 42 is placed near the Kremlin, about 56 meters (184 feet) underground. It holds 300 visitors.

It was built in 1956, and has a whopping 18 floors, all underground, of course. It proved very popular to young people, looking to party on the alleged doomsday.

"And who are we to say no when we have 56 meters (61 yards) of ground above us and a well 100 meters (109 yards) below us. There's also a pumping system and ventilation," Pavlovsky says, speaking about the amenities on the bunker.

Since 2006, the location has served as a museum, and it was the visitors themselves that suggested it would make a great apocalypse lair. It will still be toured on December 20 and 21.

"There'll be a children's room with cartoons, for adults there'll be movies, talks dedicated to the end of the world and tours of the museum. There'll be live broadcasts from other bunkers in other countries," Pavlovsky reveals.
A Cold War bunker such as this one in Germany will be used for a large doomsday party
   A Cold War bunker such as this one in Germany will be used for a large doomsday party
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