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Stop At: Strategic Missile Forces Museum, Pobuz'ke Ukraine
Your unforgettable journey will start early in the morning when your guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel. You will set off on a private day trip to the Strategic Missile Forces Museum. It is located near Pervomaisk, 297 km from Kiev and it will take you nearly 3.5 – 4 hours to get there.
If you are interested in top-secret military objects of the Soviet period, the Strategic Missile Forces Museum is exactly what you need. You have a unique chance to reveal previously unknown facts about the Cold War period when the Soviet Union collapsed and Ukraine eliminated nuclear weapon.
The first part of the tour will show you indoor exposition of the museum dedicated to nuclear forces of the USSR. You will discover interesting facts about battles of the World War II and serious consequences of nuclear explosion in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Your private guide will lead you to open-air exposition of military equipment and grounds of missile base. You will learn about the multilevel protection system of the base that prevented any interference. In addition, there is an exhibition of parts of missile engines, missile examples and even now inactive missile silo. Over 30-meter long SS-18 “Satan” missile is the highlight of the whole exposition.
It addition to these exhibitions, you have an exceptional chance to descent down 11-floor deep command center. Long ago, that was a working place of soviet officers. There is no doubt that you have heard of famous «red button», and now you are allowed to press it and hear the signal of siren. Over 50 years ago it would have meant launch of nuclear missile. We are lucky that none of the missiles was ever launched there and humankind and our planet were saved from horrible repercussions.
For sure, a trip to Strategic Missile Forces Museum is an unforgettable experience that reveals top military secrets of the Soviet History.
Time flies fast and after 2 hours in museum, you will go back to Kiev. Your personal driver will drop you off at your hotel.
Duration: 2 hours