The U.S. and Russia maintain top-secret underground bunkers designed to protect government leaders during a nuclear attack. Now you can tour two of them.
To accompany a new article by CNS expert Jeffrey Lewis, the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) has modelled the U.S. Raven Rock Mountain Complex and Russia’s Kosvinsky Bunker in the video game Minecraft, creating a virtual world for players to interact with and explore. In his article, Lewis evaluates the enormous scale and cost to sustain these elaborate facilities, and he raises important questions about each country’s attachment to nuclear deterrence. Lewis’ article also contains two 3D models of the facilities for readers to examine, right on NTI’s website.
Interested in exploring the facilities in Minecraft? Here are some instructions to get you started and you can take a sneak peek in this video trailer.