Discussions on all aspects of the USSR, from the Russian Civil War till the end of the Great Patriotic War and the war against Japan. Hosted by Art.
- Posts: 33963
- Joined: 08 Mar 2002 22:35
- Location: Europe
An explosive device from World War II has been discovered during renovations at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
A worker found the rusty mine on Wednesday after removing tiles that covered the floor of the famed theatre's fifth entrance, the newspaper Moskovskii Komsomolets reported on Friday.
That part of the Bolshoi had been used in 1941 as an arms and munitions dump, while the German army was besieging the Russian capital, the newspaper said.
An army team removed the mine and took it to a site in the Moscow suburbs where it was destroyed.http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entert ... 097813.stm
- Posts: 301
- Joined: 01 Sep 2019 21:22
- Location: Newport Coast
Why didn't Stalin have personnel remove the mine from this part of the Bolshoi Theater after World War II?