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Red Ink Run: playing with nuclear bombs in Bunker 42

Red Ink Run: playing with nuclear bombs in Bunker 42

The building is little more than a fa├žade and houses a massive dome used to shield the entrance of an underground military complex from a nuclear strike on Moscow.

Red Ink Run: an uncomfortable adventure in couch surfing

Red Ink Run: an uncomfortable adventure in couch surfing

I considered it a glaring omission from an otherwise comprehensive travel CV that I had never been couch surfing.

Red Ink Run: the last GULAG in Russia

Red Ink Run: the last GULAG in Russia

Perm-36 is a relic, the last camp of its kind from the Soviet GULAG system to remain anything other than rubble. Its continued existence is owed to both the failure of authorities to successfully bulldoze it in the dying days of the Soviet regime and efforts by local historians to restore it.