The Death Pillar annual event, Neglinka

The Death Pillar annual event, Neglinka
January, 19th is the Russian Orthodox celebration of the Baptism of good old Jesus. While the general public from the lad’s fan club jumps in ice-holes on the surface, the urban explorers submerge in sacred drain waters. This year January was hot as hell – the temperature that day was near zero C instead of ...

Boozeland

Boozeland
Boozeland is a place where you don’t have to take the alcohol with you – everything is already there. One of the best places ever!

The history of Moscow’s water supply infrastructure 1

The history of Moscow’s water supply infrastructure
This wonderful article was written in Russian by Alex, with photos by Busro(“undergroundfoto”).  Their fundamental research on the subject of Moscow’s water supply is sure something worth translating. A lot of text & underground exploration photos. You can check out their blogs for more other texts and photos: http://alex-avr2.livejournal.com/ http://undergroundfoto.livejournal.com/ Hope you enjoy it! ~9andvodka ...

Moscow metro tunnel facilities overview

Moscow metro tunnel facilities overview
The Moscow metro has a wikipedia article that you should consider reading. Although some parts of the text are as strange as my previous post, the article has the general information on the subject. Unfortunately, it doesn’t cover any aspects interesting to an explorer. Let’s miss out the facts and go a little bit further. ...

Random metro shots

Random metro shots
I can’t think of a story about Moscow metro urban exploration that I’d want to tell in a post, so I’ll just add a series of photos without any purpose.

Metro construction exploring // Metrostroy 1

Metro construction exploring  // Metrostroy
I will just put all I like in one post. Only one shaft has not been launched, the rest are part of the subway. Depths vary from right below surface to nearly -80 at Victory park. Newspaper header: “Metro construction is not a digging swine”

Central Interline of Moscow Metro

Central Interline of Moscow Metro
The system of the Central Interline is a special case. Easy access to 2 interlines, 4 metro lines in daytime and much much more by tunnel running near closing hours or at night. Grab your bottle of Karelia and run! A map on the area:  

Sewage strings 1

Sewage strings
The drain and sewage systems are separated. Drain water flows directly into the city aboveground rivers, while shit flows to filtering stations. The first sewer tunnels were opened only in 1898, with aeration fields in the unlucky Lublino district of Moscow. Brick sewage tunnels were constructed nearly until WWII, because the concrete at that time ...

Made in Neglinka

Made in Neglinka
The Neglinka has seen too much. Drunk people left behind without light, naked people showering and washing, hallucinogenic 3-meter rats and more. Most remained (luckily for everyone) unphotographed. But not all! I am officially Dima’s hairdresser since 2006. The exemplary haircut is on the left This is the Death Pillar, it’s waters come up to ...

Danilovka river

Danilovka river
Danilovka was one of the last unexpectedly big river tunnels that we have discovered. It has an underwater portal into the Moscow river, is not much mentioned anywhere and can’t be evidently traced from the surface. It is the first drain built in Moscow after the revolution. The approximate year of construction is 1928. The ...