The submarine B-396 of the project 641 B, called "Novosibirskiy Komsomolets", was built in 1979 at the factory "Krasnoe Somovo" in Nizhny Novgorod City. It served in the navy from 1980 until 1998, in the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Norwegian Sea.
In 2001 the submarine was sent back to the factory for reequipment, but not many things were changed inside it. And in 2003 it was launched to the reservoir and opened as a museum.
Not far from the submarine, at the embankment, there is an amphibian plane and a motorboat. You can enter the museum at the starboard thourgh the wind-porch.
Some of the hatches inside the submarine are still saved, but traditional doors are istalled as well, in order to make it more comfortable to walk inside it.
At the museum you will know everything about life in a submarine. You will visit the sleeping berths of submariners, kitchen, isolation ward, chart house, wardroom and others. You will see 6 torpedo devices, all of which could shoot at the same time pointed at different objects.
Now the submarine has many air-conditioners, but, of course, submariners didn't have such a comfort in the past and had to breathe not very fresh air.
You can visit the museum only with an excursion for not less than 10 people. The group meets at the entrance of the museum. Our guide was a real admiral of the flee. We didn't even noticed how one hour of the excursion flied and listen to him with our mouths wide open :)
Author of the article and photos: aroundtree