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Photos of Tito’s top-secret nuclear bunker revealed

Statue of Josip Broz Tito.
Statue of Josip Broz Tito. Image by Dennis Jarvis / CC BY-SA 2.0

Photographer Dado Ruvic has been allowed access to a huge top-secret nuclear bunker in Bosnia, which was constructed in the 1950s, 60s and 70s at the behest of Josip Broz Tito, the leader of Yugoslavia at the time. The 6,500 square metre bunker cost the equivalent of US$4.6 billion to construct and was designed to accommodate up to 350 people for up to six months in complete isolation from the outside world. The bunker is dug into a mountain, its entrance hidden behind a normal-looking garage door. It is now something of a time capsule back to 1950s Yugoslavia, and Ruvic’s photos show rooms filled with outdated fax machines, telephones, radios and televisions, and decorated with paintings and busts of Tito. Read more (and see the pictures): telegraph.co.uk