The addresses of bomb shelters where the residents of Moscow could take refuge in the event of a nuclear strike, as well as information about their number and readiness for use, is a “state secret”. This was stated by Deputy Mayor of Moscow Pyotr Biryukov in response to a corresponding appeal from the Moscow City Duma deputy from the Communist Party Yevgeny Stupin. The deputy published the answer in his Telegram channel.
Stupin specified that state propaganda and individual deputies periodically threaten foreign states with nuclear strikes, and the risk of retaliatory strikes on Moscow is increasing. He asked the Moscow government for the addresses of bomb shelters in the areas of Nekrasovka, Kosino-Ukhtomsky, Novokosino, Vykhino-Zhulebino, Veshnyaki.
The deputy mayor's response stated that there were "protective structures of civil defense" (ZSGO) at the indicated addresses, but the rest of the information was "state secret".
Stupin said he would ask the prosecutor's office to check the facilities and their "secrecy".
In January, even before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the propaganda publication Gazeta.Ru published an article with the headline: “The Ministry of Emergency Situations told how Russians can find a bomb shelter near their homes.” The text, in addition to denying the impending Russian invasion, claimed that citizens could find out the addresses of bomb shelters. For example, retired Major General of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Igor Yakupov stated that "you can find out the addresses of the nearest shelters and shelters at the district training and consultation centers for civil defense."
Earlier, in Voronezh, they completed the investigation of a criminal case on an organized criminal group of civil servants, which, for bribes , helped entrepreneurs seize the city's bomb shelters. The director of the Voronezh branch of FSUE Ekran, as well as an officer from the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the head of the territorial department of the Federal Property Management Agency, and a 56-year-old unemployed man teamed up to receive bribes from entrepreneurs interested in deregistration of bomb shelters under commercial facilities.