On 8th August, the daily Mail published this fascinating article, with amazing photos, of a former Soviet research establishment – complete with rusting torpedoes and mouldy books in its library, left as it was when the Soviet Union collapsed 25 years ago.  It was hidden on the eastern shores of the Black Sea in Abkhazia, now a contested part of Georgia. I have my own memories of visiting a formerly secret underground submarine base in Balaclava, Crimea (just across the water from a flashy yachting marina and the ruins of a Phoenician coastal fort).


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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