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    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
    • Top Secret: Explore Mysteries of Soviet Vault That Hosted Classified Data
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    Exhibit item in the Vault-703 museum in Moscow

    Sometimes secret facilities storing classified information or dangerous weapons need to retire, just like humans. In this case, thousands of people have the opportunity to experience history; top secret buildings readily become the most interesting museums.

    This vast, fortified underground vault, known as Vault-703 of the USSR's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, contained numerous secrets, as it served as an archive for the Soviet, and later the Russian, Foreign Ministry. The underground facility is located near the centre of Moscow and began to operate in 1961, before eventually becoming a museum in 2018.

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