The Soviet Union spent vast sums on building and equipping thousands of fallout shelters. They always contained enough food, water, clean air, and even small arms to fight potential enemy. Those bomb shelters were specially designed to protect people from radioactive debris or fallout resulting from a nuclear explosion. Many such shelters were constructed as civil defense measures during the Cold War.
The safety of that particular air-raid shelter was not so good; over the years it has become a local landmark. We turned on the lights, and the first thing we saw was that picture. A stack of gas GP-5 masks, on the left, were boxes with gas masks and chemical protection suits. The abandoned bomb shelter was full of educational posters and stands with photographs of civil defense exercises. Inside the bomb shelter were many cluttered offices and other technical rooms with books and magazines. The abandoned bomb shelter located under a supermarket in Moscow. Probably, later rooms of that bomb shelter will be converted into an additional warehouse for supermarket goods.