«The night we broke underground». What secrets you know about Moscow diggers

© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kalinkovichi Nikita in one of the collectors in the center of Moscow«The night we broke underground». What secrets you know about Moscow diggers© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov

Neglinka, Presnya, Ochakovka, Chertanovka, Drop, Dropsy, black Pudding, Babylon-Creek — many of the Moscow river are placed under the ground. Antique collectors form a network on which you travel the thrill. The RIA Novosti correspondent down under the ground and find out what secrets you know about Moscow diggers.

In the footsteps of the teenage mutant ninja turtles

To take us for a tour of the collector Neglinka agreed digger with years of experience Nikita. We put on massive waterproof boots, touches on the head of the flashlight. Promoted to point of immersion. Nikita picks up a heavy poker manhole, and we descend five meters down.

In the dark of the dungeon in memory at once pictures pop out computer games or cartoon about the ninja turtles, who, along with master Splinter lived in the sewers of new York. Around the darkness and streams of water in the raw air suspension, infinite collectors go away into the darkness. On the walls are whitish growths formed due to the reagents.

© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov one of the collectors in the center of Moscow«The night we broke underground». What secrets you know about Moscow diggers© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov one of the collectors in the center of Moscow

Rules of movement on the ground is simple: you need to keep your distance and keep your hands free. Underfoot is very slippery, easy to fall off.

The lower part of the masonry was made in 1817, it was built in 1908. Moscow, throughout its history had been subjected to flooding. The last major was in 1908, when the level of the Moskva river has risen to nine meters. Flooded hundreds of streets and 16 square kilometers of territory. Affected about 200 thousand inhabitants.

© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kalinkovichi Nikita in one of the collectors in the center of Moscow«The night we broke underground». What secrets you know about Moscow diggers© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kalinkovichi Nikita in one of the collectors in the center of Moscow

«Then the town began to build an extensive system of drain. About the games you said nothing — we had the developers of the Japanese company, Konami, was interested in the situation», — confirms our suspicions accompanied.

Only in Moscow more than 300 of the flow or closed water bodies (ponds and lakes) and 196 of rivers and streams, mostly prisoners to the sewers. It looks pretty bleak, but not cause rejection. Relatively clean brickwork, the water is brown in color, but odorless. The fact that the collector and urban sewage did to each other are not connected. Sewers — underground tunnels for motor vehicles. Here enters water through storm grates, also this flow is waste water. The specialists of «Mosvodostok» regularly inspect the network and cleaned, if required, direction.

© RIA Novosti / Kirill Callingconvention RIA Novosti in one of the collectors in the center of Moscow«The night we broke underground». What secrets you know about Moscow diggers© RIA Novosti / Kirill Callingconvention RIA Novosti in one of the collectors in the center of Moscow
Preparing for nuclear war

The manifold Neglinnaya street you can walk to Tsvetnoy Boulevard, Samotechnaya square and climb further up the riverbed. Down here without approval is prohibited. For violation entails a fine of three to five thousand rubles, but many thrill-seekers, this does not stop. But the penetration into the metro system shall be punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term up to four years. The price for a one-off walk nobody wants to pay.

The metro system in Moscow is one of the most developed in the world. According to Nikita, the town still hidden abandoned stations and secret tunnels. «You know about the «Bunker-42» on Taganka? This is a massive bomb shelter, established under Stalin in the event of a nuclear war, now there are guided tours. Depth of 65 meters. Such a place is, for example, in the Belarus station, called «Object-40″. The unit is divided into two floors, on the ground — offices, the second operating room. From the main room leaves a complicated, interwoven in all three dimensions the network of passages and small rooms,» says our guide.

He notes that built bomb shelters for the management of power structures and state bodies. They were supposed to move if you experience a full-blown conflict between the superpowers.

Only in the Moscow subway, from six to 20 layers. One of the most well-known secrets (or perhaps just rumors) is a single subway line, built for Stalin. Presumably, it goes far beyond Moscow.

© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov one of the collectors in the center of Moscow«The night we broke underground». What secrets you know about Moscow diggers© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov one of the collectors in the center of Moscow

Underground walks sometimes end in tragedy. A few years ago between stations Taganskaya and Paveletskaya Koltsevaya line was found dead. The body was lying on the steps near the door of one of the outbuildings and has already partly mummified. Homeless victim doesn’t like, dressed well, but it was not. The staff of «Gormost» also recently found the body of a young digger in the reservoir at the river Ramenki.

«Adrenaline will require more, — says Nikita. — Someone switches to zatsepilo. During the construction of the metro station «Spartak» clung to the trains, and then all go jumping on the platform. First, it is clothed in motorcycle gear».

The danger is that people become completely indifferent to risk and do not feel a real threat. «Digger was nicknamed Rumata, was considered one of the most experienced. He died very silly. Riding the subway and opened on the move the doors of the car. As a result of his just blew reverse thrust. Some of my friends decided to ride on the roof of the train station near the station «Kuntsevskaya», and then the composition was passed inches from any concrete structures. Then rescuers scoured the remains of these armatures,» says Nikita.

Americans are constantly laughing

Diggers do underground research for nearly 40 years, noting the maps of the secret tunnels, bunkers and station. Thanks to the excellent ventilation, vapours methane can not be afraid, but the shower threat. In rainy weather the water level in the reservoir rises, the flow increases.

© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov one of the collectors in the center of Moscow«The night we broke underground». What secrets you know about Moscow diggers© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov one of the collectors in the center of Moscow

In Moscow, three generations of diggers. First, the so — called «Aldi», those who climbed in the 1990s — early 2000s. the Second wave — from the mid-2000s in 2010-the Third — the modern diggers. Old diggers often penetrated in the subway due to the lack of legislative prohibitions, but considered shameful to draw on the old walls and leave garbage.

The history of this adrenaline Hobbies most are the same. Or nothing to do with a teenager walking around the town centre, pulling the hatches, got inside and lived underground for the first few hours. Or in the company of friends were wandering through abandoned buildings, and then together they began to climb into the dungeon.

© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov one of the collectors in the center of Moscow«The night we broke underground». What secrets you know about Moscow diggers© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov one of the collectors in the center of Moscow

«Now no his digger party does not exist, although a couple of large forums on the Internet is preserved. Seven or eight years ago, there was a General meeting. In the afternoon we hung out in parks, and by night broke the metro and climbed on the station,» — says Nikita. Many at the initial stage of attract stories about rats-mutants, purple crocodile who supposedly found under the ground. Experienced diggers, however, disappointing rookies and journalists: no exotic fauna here.

Wealthy people and foreigners are often asked to hold them for the tour. «The most unpleasant — the Americans. They are stupid, laugh at everything, asking strange questions, fighting — the accompanying notes. And the peace of the French, they are interested in culture and history».

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