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Russian bunker comes to life for doomsday party

Wednesday, 19 Dec, 2012 - 00:53

Dec. 19 - Moscow residents snap up $1,000 tickets for doomsday party to be held in cold-war era bunker over 200 feet under the ground. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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It's called Bunker 42. It's 65 meters ... or more than 200 feet under the ground in Moscow. And for 1000 dollars it could be just the place to party like it is the end of the world. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) SENIOR BUNKER GUIDE ALEXEI PAVLOVSKY, SAYING: "The idea is pretty simple. A lot of many people would feel much calmer if they could spend this critical day surrounded by maximum comfort and safety. And who are we to say no?" The Cold-war era bunker offers the chance to rest -- knowing you are safe from nuclear war or earthquakes -- and possibly Doomsday. December 21 marks the end of a cycle in the Mayan calendar. And for those fearing what comes next -- Bunker 42 may be just the spot to ring in the new era.

Russian bunker comes to life for doomsday party

Wednesday, 19 Dec, 2012 - 00:53

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