It is the year 1971, the Cold War; the Soviet Union is building strategic missile bases all over the territory of the republics of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. All bases are equipped with dozens of nuclear warheads. Many of these missile troops are still in operation and you will visit the only one that is open to the public. The Museum of Strategic Missile Troops, founded in 2001 near the Ukrainian city of Pervomaysk (south of Kiev) is a missile base completely equipped as though it is in use.
The 3 hour excursion around the missile base makes you think, how close the world was to destroying itself. The Soviet prime minister was able to launch four of the most powerful rockets from the Moscow area with a push of one button. Automatically, missiles from all over the whole USSR could have been launched on the pre-set targets.
After the official foreclosure of the 46 Missile Division of Strategic Armed Forces in 1999 the target names were uncovered and now we know that the missiles from this base were aimed at US and Europe strategic objects. The missile base tour gives you the one and only chance to push the GREY (not red like in the movies) button launching the missiles into the air. And starting World War 3.
*Leaving Kiev 8 AM – Central railway station (in case of private tour the pick up place is your address in Kiev)
*Arrival at Museum of Strategic Missile Troops 11:30 AM
*Depart Museum of Strategic Missile Troops 2:30 PM
*Lunch stop at 3:00 PM
*Arriving back in Kiev around 6 PM
Be one of few adventurers who experiences the cold war atmosphere, and can launch a nuclear rocket from a command room 40 meters underground. All the places you will see and try out are as they were left when the missile base was closed, when all systems were working. You will see all the equipment and interiors that are used nowadays in the Russian army. You will also find answers on questions why the people working with missiles are able to live only 20-25 years, why were the missiles silos covered in wax, how could the officers in control room survive 45 days after a nuclear attack.