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Enter the cold war

This picture is taken at the former Soviet nucleair missle base Ploksciai in western Lithuania. The base contain's four domes, each 27 meters (88.5 ft) deep. In the dome there was place for a 22 meter (72ft)long missle which could reach almost every city in Western Europe.

The base itself is hidden underground. It was created by soldiers who arrived at night so the local people wouldn't recognize what was being build there.

The picture is one of the hallways with a door to a control office. The whole places looked like a submarine with the small corridors and the holes in the wall where tubes and wires used to be.

If you want to find out more about this place, check out this website which contains a lot of information about the place itself, the missles and the history.

http://www.pbase.com/jakobe/ploksciai_base

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