- Moscow Metro 2
Moscow, Russiais a "purported" secret underground metro system which parallels the public Moscow Metro. The system was built supposedly during (or from) the time of Stalinand codenamed D-6 by the KGB[http://www.moscowpass.ru/dir_eng/3006200303429/] .
Russian journalists have reported that the existence of Metro-2 is neither confirmed nor denied by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) or the
The length of Metro-2 is rumored to exceed even that of the "civil" (i.e. public) Metro. (It is said to have 4 lines and lie seven levels deep (i.e. seven stories below ground level). It is said to connect the Kremlin with the FSB headquarters, the government airport at Vnukovo-2, and an underground town at
Ramenki, in addition to other locations of national importance.
In 1994, the leader of an
urban explorationgroup, the Diggers of the Underground Planet, claimed to have stumbled on an entrance to this underground system [cite book |title= Strange Telescopes |authorlink= Daniel Kalder |last= Kalder |first= Daniel |year= 2008 |publisher= Faber and Faber |isbn= 978-0571231232] .
Various aspects of Metro-2 lore are described by one source as "a parody excursion by public transport into the murky world of 'intelligence'" [http://transitcabal.blogspot.com/2004_09_01_transitcabal_archive.html The Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal ] ] . This source describes virtually all available information as "speculative, unsupported by documentation such as photographs. There are narratives told by people who said they helped build Metro-2, and urban spelunkers claim to have 'seen' Metro-2. But there are no explicit 'firsthand' accounts . . ." .
US Department of Defense
year = 1991-
title = Military forces in transition
id = ISSN|1062-6557
url = http://www.palal.net/metro2/
*ru icon [http://metro.molot.ru/fact_metro2.shtml Detailed analysis of the system]
*en icon [http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/1997/fbuma04301997000507.htm GlobalSecurity.org article]
*en icon [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4648569.stm BBC News article]
*ru icon [http://www.metro.ru/metro2/ A thorough site on the subject]
*ru icon A [http://www.metro.ru/map/secret_map.html supposed map] of the system
*en icon [http://transitcabal.blogspot.com/2004_09_01_transitcabal_archive.html Moscow's "Metro-2": The Ultimate "Secret Subway"] , [http://www.transitcabal.blogspot.com The World’s Ultimate Secret Subway Network! Moscow Metro-2!! Detailed Line Descriptions!!!] , [http://transitcabal.blogspot.com/2004_10_01_transitcabal_archive.html Moscow's Metro-2: Fact or Fantasy?] commentary about various aspects of Metro-2 lore, sometimes smug, sometimes satirical but readable.
*en icon [http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-2389069787439419074&q=urban+exploration Google Video claiming to show Metro 2's existence]
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