HOW FAST CAN PUTIN REALLY LEAVE MOSCOW?
It is the Russian government’s nightmare scenario: Moscow lies in ruins because a nuclear attack has destroyed the entire city… Chaos reigns. All subway lines are blocked—all except one: the Metro-2. Deep beneath Russia’s capital exists a type of doomsday subway system. If a nuclear assault ever took place, President Vladimir Putin would long since be 650 feet underground—in a comfortable seat on the personal private railway that will whisk him out of the city within just a few minutes. In fact, the Russian president has his own private emergency train and a secret station stop under the Kremlin. Allegedly the Metro-2 was a secret project implemented by a paranoid Joseph Stalin in the 1920s out of fear of an assassination attempt. Russia’s secret police, the KGB, gave the train the codename D- 6. Insiders report that today the network of the Metro-2 is significantly larger and more farreaching than Moscow’s own public railway system, the Moscow Metro, which includes 196 subway stations and spans 203 miles. Four railway lines reportedly connect the Metro-2 to Moscow’s most important hubs, including KGB headquarters, a VIP airport, and several secret bunkers. The suburbs beyond an atom bomb’s blast and radiation radius can also be accessed. Officially its existence is debated, but the city’s underground is dotted with exits that lead nowhere and there is a mysterious dead end between Sportivnaya and Universitet stations. A huge gate there is believed to be the entry to the secret subway.
The Metro-2 beneath Moscow is supposed to convey President Vladimir Putin (below) away from the Russian metropolis a unnoticed in the event of nuclear attack on the city.
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