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Report (Permission Visit) 'Rubryka' Transmission Center – Belarus, May 2014

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by Adi_Cherryson, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. Adi_Cherryson

    Adi_Cherryson 28DL Full Member
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    Hello,
    this is my first post here. As a kind of introduction I'd like to present you former Soviet transmission center, codename 'Rubryka' ('Рубрика'). It literally means 'rubric' or 'heading'.

    The complex is not operating anymore, but remains under control of Belorussian government. However I managed to contact with owners and they agreed me to visit it.

    Rubryka is hidden somewhere in Biełowieża Forest, about 30 km from Polish-Belorussian (former Polish-Soviet) border.

    Not much is known about the history of the complex. It was built in 1968-71 and was operating until 1991. The purpose was to maintain communication with Soviet troops operating in other countries of the Warsaw Pact: Poland, Czechoslovakia, DDR, even Cuba.

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    Three diesel engines (~500 kW each) were providing electrical energy

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    Ventilation system

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    Control panel – the heart of the complex

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    The guard told me quite much about how this object was working, but sadly I didn't understand many of these details. My Russian is not enough to fully understand specific technical/engineering vocabulary.

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    Fresh air tanks. This place could operate in full isolation mode. Stored air was enough for 300 people for 3 days.

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    Transmission center

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    The complex remains closed and guarded. There were plans to transform it into a museum, but due to complicated legal status they didn't succeed.
     

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  2. Ric

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    that looks awesome, thanks for posting.
     
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    This is brilliant! It looks like it's still in use.
     
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    Excellent report, and nice find mate.

    I like that telephone exchange!
     
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    Awesome, I love it !
     
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    for your first report this is fantastic!

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Nice one, great first post.
     
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    Fantastic report - liking your pics, top job :thumb:thumb
     
  10. eclectic

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    Wow, awesome 1st report :)
     
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    Excellent report - very interesting
     
  12. Techwreckie

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    Amazing find!
     
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    Very nice. Well done for getting in there.:thumb
     
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    Superb report and site :thumb Thanks for posting this Adi
     
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