For the first time the Urals news agency reported about it.
Below is that long-standing news article published by "Leningrad truth" May 2, 2007 http: //
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"Putin’s Secret Underground City" ("Leningradskaya Pravda"dated May 2, 2007)
Secret base of the Russian government found in the mountains of the Southern Urals, near the ski center "Abzakovo", where the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. There are a lot of rumors around the mountain bunker, and even the residents of nearby settlements do not really know what kind of objects from "cold war" built in the mountains. "
At the beginning of the new, 21st century, Russian President Vladimir Putin became a frequent guest at the South Ural ski resort. "Abzakovo"located about 60 km from Magnitogorsk. Neither Putin nor his assistants could not explain to the public why the head of state chose this place. Officially, Putin liked to ski there. But there is also an unofficial version. So, the president came to monitor the completion of the construction of a secret underground city located in the highest mountain of the South Ural massif – Yamantau (translated from Bashkir – "bad head"height 1640 m).
The first about the existence of a secret mountain site in the southern Urals around the world told the Americans. April 16, 1996 "New York Times" published an article in which she reported on a mysterious military base being built in Russia. "In the course of a secret project, reminiscent of terrible periods "cold war", Russia is engaged in the construction of a giant military complex under the ground in the Ural Mountains, as reported by officials in the West and bystanders in Russia. The huge railway complex and the highway approach the Southern Urals to the huge complex that is hidden inside the Yamantau mountain in the Beloretsk region (today it is the city of Mizhhirya). Thousands of workers are involved in the work."- wrote the publication.
Subject picked up by other foreign media. Newspaper "Washington Times" April 1, 1997 placed an article "Moscow is building bunkers in case of a nuclear attack"that said that "while the US has closed most of these sites, Russia is rapidly fulfilling an expensive program to build underground shelters, tunnels and command posts inherited from "cold war". In particular, work continues on the creation of an underground command post of strategic forces in the Urals near the city of Beloretsk".
Foreign publications tried to take comments from Russian officials. But, of course, no intelligible explanations followed. Russian journalists did not catch the sensation of a secret object in Mount Yamantau: several materials followed which suggested uranium ore mining in the South Ural mountain, and a repository of state values, and food reserves. Among the others, the bunker construction version for the Russian government was put forward in case of a nuclear war. But little by little the topic of a special object in Yamantau has descended on "not".
At the top of the mountain is a helipad (in the photo), at any moment she can take a government helicopter with passenger No. 1
Meanwhile, unlike the general public, tourists who annually climb this mountain have not forgotten about Yamantau. They say that since the early 2000s, measures to protect the surroundings of Yamantau have tightened. On the one hand, the mountain is located on the territory of the South Ural State Reserve (it is said that the reserve was established there not by chance). But not only the huntsmen, but also the military patrol the Yamantau neighborhood.
"In the area of special object Yamantau, you must be careful, do not make noise, do not make smoke fires and do not give out your presence in any other bad way. Otherwise, you risk to get acquainted with the life and traditions of the special forces, give them a film shot (money, a knife, cigarettes), hoarse, proving that you are not a spy from Alabama, and if in the end you will be released or transferred to the rangers (and not will be shot), you will be sincerely grateful to them", – tourists share tips.
Those who reached the summit of Yamantau say that it is a huge rocky plateau, with a small pile of rocky outcrops in the center. "At the top until the early 90s. there was a military unit serving a concrete helipad and military special equipment. After the military at the top of the mountain remained the ruins of the old buildings, puddles of fuel oil and piles of rusted iron"- eyewitnesses say.
Saw tourists and mines leading deep into the mountains. But most of the people who visited Yamantau, argue that there are likely to be located uranium mines. "We found there swimming pool sections separated by concrete partitions. Most likely, they were intended for pre-transportation storage of uranium ore."- says one of the tourists. "However, even the inhabitants of Mezhgirya, located at the foot of the mountain, do not fully know what is hidden in the depths of the mountain Yamantau. Object Yamantau has the status of heightened secrecy – this is a fact, everything else is just speculation and assumptions"- considers another.
The underground city is provided with all communications, including electricity.
But observers in their assumptions were wrong. In the mountain Yamantau not mines were built, but a real underground city. Our agency managed to contact several builders who took part in its construction. All persons related to Yamantau have given a non-disclosure subscription, so their names are not disclosed.
So, as one of the participants of the events said, the construction of an underground base in Mount Yamantau, in fact, began in the Soviet years, during the "cold war". The facility was designed and built by the Construction Management Department-30, subordinated to the Ministry of Defense. Management is based in the Closed Municipal District of Mizhhirya (previously Belorets-16, also called the city of Sunny) Construction Management-30 specializes in the construction of objects and facilities for underground and surface placement, and conducts large-scale underground construction: in this area, US-30 is one of the largest construction organizations.
The construction of the underground city was completed around 2002 (just at the time of Putin’s frequent visits to Abzakovo). Since then, constant work has been carried out on the maintenance of the complex (hence the enhanced protection of the territory). To the mountain Yamantau summed branch of the railway. A motor road was launched from Magnitogorsk.
The city in the mountain is designed for the simultaneous residence of 300 thousand people in it (for example, 400 thousand people live in Magnitogorsk, 1.5 million in Yekaterinburg).
"In the underground complex, which is divided into so-called "houses", all the necessary infrastructure has been created: communications have been connected, life support systems have been established. All conditions have been created so that at least six months people can be in this underground city, without going to the surface."- says an eyewitness. According to another witness, the complex consists of a system of mines with a diameter of 30 meters and a total length of about 500 km.
The official explanation of the purpose for which a secret underground facility was built and still maintained in Mount Yamantau, for which such unprecedented security measures are being taken, was never obtained. President Vladimir Putin said nothing about whether Russia was in danger.