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Stalin's Bunker, Samara

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At Stalin's Bunker, sit in Stalin's chair and look around the office built as a copy of the one in the Moscow Kremlin. Stalin never used this bunker, which was hermetically sealed in 1942 and remained a secret from the citizens of Samara until 1991. The self-contained air-recycling system and power station were still in working order upon discovery. Today, the bunker houses an exhibit on World War II. Go to the deepest level, 37 m (121 ft) belowground, and see the leader's personal chamber, with imitations of windows and doors in the right places and the same kind of furniture. Move further into the meeting room of the government and the rooms of the guards, technical support staff, and storage on upper levels. Arrange a guided tour in advance. Using our world travel planner, Samara attractions like Stalin's Bunker can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is an interesting sight-seeing in Samara, city on the Volga, former city Kuibyshev, which was to be the temporary capital of the Soviet Union during the World War II. As the German army moved tow...  more »
  • Although I was a bit sceptical to visit bunkers, for me it was a surprise. I am not very fond of Stalin, but both Lenin and Stalin were also part of my history. It would be very good to have an Englis...  more »
  • I was in Samara a lot of times and never got there! So, if you want- try to get the open time and with group of 20 people (as museum workers told me today). Hope you will be more lucky but I do)  more »
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  • Bunker Of Stalin. Bomb shelter for evacuation of the USSR Government during World War II. In reality being used. The object passed to the EMERGENCIES MINISTRY. The most interesting to visit is the officer who led the tour. Very emotional. Feel the spirit of the era ...:)
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  • We are very fortunate and we got in Saturday with a group of school trip, although on Saturday the Museum does not work. Great guide! Tells the exciting and entertaining, rather than presents dry information. Here you can touch and feel a little bit of history of our country! All advise.
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  • Feat builders hopper shakes! Guided tours begin at the beginning of each hour with a break for lunch. If you group better. If one or two and you refused to come to the start of excursion and you take. Price 80 rubles
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  • It's unbelievable! How thrilling! Interesting and not habitual. astounding scale buildings and modesty of interior decoration. And sit at the table of Joseph Stalin. ... This is a classic. Recommend!
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  • The story of the heroic journey of our country during World War II but still at a depth of 37 meters, is really impressive. You begin to understand the extent of the works during the construction of this facility and still, strategic! Recommend to visit!
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Samara has long attracted visitors with its laid-back riverside atmosphere and surrounding natural beauty. A city of over one million residents and a popular destination especially during the summer when beaches are packed, Samara offers a selection of accommodations for all tastes and budgets. The city boasts quite a few luxury hotels, as well as more economical options. Many of these are in the center, close to the riverbanks or the train station. For more tranquil lodging, check out the several hotels, pensions, and bed and breakfasts just outside the city along the Volga. Budget travelers can choose between several hostels, and you can also get a great deal by renting a self-catering apartment.
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