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Moscow’s Cold War site evokes the unthinkable

In bunker, echo of a tense then and now

MOSCOW— If this isn’t the scariest interactive exhibit in the world, it’s way up on the list.

Deep beneath the Russian capital, the musty, cavernous control room of the secret bunker goes dark. A green map of the Northern Hemisphere lights up a large screen. Smaller lights glow and blip on a hulking console.

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