Last Breath

Once we had a big country, claimed the role of a world leader, has a huge modern army. She built a fleet, produced aircraft engines and preparing military specialists. By the 1980s, it is hopelessly behind its competitors in several key areas of technology and could not continue the arms race. Russia inherited a thousand defense facilities scattered across the country and abroad. Today I take you to the institution, one of the many hidden corners of the capital for the deaf. It was completely hidden from view from the outside, until a few years ago it was not liquidated by the decision of Minister Serdyukov. It appeared that, since construction is not so much that has changed, and at the end of the 1980s modernization stopped completely. With this object resembles a technical museum, several suffered at the hands of vandals.

On the first floor - the dark corridors with massive gates on each side.

The corridor comes a lot of communication, some of them are missing.

On the right wall a curious system of seventeen pipes with valves that decreases in the total trough.

Between the massive gates across a small staircase leading to the auxiliary premises.

Driving the first floor gives an idea of ​​the facilities are here, intended for testing jet engines or parts.

At the door of the installation CD-2 is a huge cage, once is part of the stand.

But the hall of the former stand for studying supersonic air intakes SV-1. The gate to the other stands on the locks closed, but most of them is in the same condition.

we have the opportunity to see the equipment safely. Here's a great camera with the inmates inside the engine.

Here's another stand, where the engine is mounted in the open position.

Many rooms were occupied by auxiliary equipment.

There is also little that is left, just under the ceiling hoist.

But preserved water pumps cooling system.

Operators were sitting in the next room, watching through the window of operation of the equipment and control it with the remote.

In the corner of the building was a workshop, it is one of the few rooms on the ground floor with windows.

There is an impressive size Save machines.

Walking to the end of one of the secondary corridors, you can get into a huge and quiet computer room.

Hall floors, on a special dais were units below them a supply of communications.

Through the hall thrown overhead crane.

Few of the survivors on the lower level of the hall.

Upstairs, survey the panorama hall.

Once there was a high-altitude installation, consisting of a compressor, the air is pumped through pipelines to the stands, and two exhausters, working in the opposite direction. Now there's nothing left.

But behind a glass wall remained a huge remote control high-altitude installation.

Looking at the antediluvian devices and sensors installed here, it becomes clear why the installation is no longer working.

Before a table is equipped with remote control for the operator.

On the table in a beautiful box is exemplary gauge issue in 1961.

Going round the stand, take a look at the internals of the console.

In the corner is perched high voltage transformer, fenced from the rest of the room grid.

Perhaps, similar schemes could design Shura of the "Operation" Y "," they are clearly from that era.

The cabinets are composed of two replacement "izmerometry" to the console. The first - power.

In the second - brand new gauges.

In many areas near the installation engineers sat defense industry. They left behind a closet with tapes and rolls of paper for recording parameters of the stands.

Nearby was a fully equipped photo lab.

KP-10 - a device for contact backup roll of negatives and the negatives on glass to cut sheet photo paper. Equipped with a device for changing the illumination of individual sections, and automatic exposure. Photographic aligned using pneumatic pressure cushions.

On the cabinet with the technical documentation caught portrait of Putin's first term times. Perhaps, then agency staff still believed in the revival of the army and defense industry. Now they are left without work, and gives a guarantee of a hopeful view of emptiness and devastation.

In a special "Safe Room" was kept secret documentation. For the large formats there was also a "secret room posters».

The central part of the first floor is occupied by a hall with columns.

Among the pink walls covered checkpoint where there were little green men.

At the checkpoint, and the keys were kept was a telephone switchboard.

On the wall of the booth - enclosed in a frame on the procedure for charging the reminder-discharge weapons in the changing of the guard.

On the upper floors of the hall leads a beautiful staircase.

Climbing up on it, we get into the scientific part of the object.

There is a memorial hall decorated stands proud and photos institutions.

Construction of the officers under a portrait of Gorbachev in the pink hall, lecture rooms, computer system, exam aerodynamics.

But the main highlight of the room is hidden in the ceiling, decorated with huge stained glass windows.

During the construction of the building is not too lazy and had a skylight in the roof above the stained-glass window.

Wide lounge with arches overlooking the staircase connects several offices.

The walls are filled with colorful posters.

These two stand dedicated to the principles of action and convertible turbofan propulsion.

Here, with the help of figures and formulas described system "Space Shuttle».

The main themes of the posters - the parameters of the order and engine testing.

Kuhlman, where these traits posters.

Reception head of the institution.

It was discovered lototron Christmas lottery prizes.

In the study cast "alarming suitcase" with children's toothpaste "Cheburashka».

Gift establishment of the FRI.

The older generation passes the experience of youth.

Go up another floor.

Here the well preserved chemical laboratory.

Board still covered with old records of the properties of oil.

In this oven dried glassware.

Cabinets full of diverse chemical glassware.

It is the same in all drawers.

Separately stored numerous reagents.

And this shelf tubes and cones placed aviation fuel.

Penetrometer was used to determine the viscosity of the oil.

In addition, the table presents several instruments that clearly ignites fuel.

The device, according to the engraving GmbH, a German origin.

But the blast chamber with spark plug.

And this is a homemade recorder.

LAFS - lab machine to determine the fractional composition of light oil.

Data on the composition of fuel recorded on graph paper.



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