On August 20, in the city of Balaklava, a solemn opening of a memorial plaque took place on the territory of the Balaklava underground museum complex.
The event was attended by General Director of Mosmetrostroy JSC Sergey Zhukov, Director of the Military History Museum of Fortifications Eduard Krainov and Head of the Balaklava Underground Museum Complex Pavel Plekhanov.
The head of Mosmetrostroy expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Government of Sevastopol and the management of the museum for supporting the initiative and the opportunity to perpetuate the memory of the heroic work of the metro builders who took part in the construction of this complex underground structure.
The complex in Balaklava was among the most difficult. According to the surviving historical information, the construction was carried out around the clock in three shifts. Often, jackhammers could not cope with the tough marble-like limestone of Mount Tavros, but the perseverance and diligence of the metro builders were relentless until they laid underground channels, which were later assigned the first category of stability.
He also thanked all those present that after six decades, maximum efforts are being made to preserve and popularize the history, of which the naval base in Balaklava is a part.