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The end of the world : As it happened (or not)
Meanwhile in Russia, for the equivalent of £600 a ticket you can watch society's total destruction at the hands of an unspecified cataclysmic event from the safety of a bunker designed to save Soviet leaders from a nuclear blast. Tour guide Alexei Pavlovsky (who is presumably hoping for a promotion should the apocalypse happen) explained -
"Many people would feel much calmer if they could spend this critical day enjoying maximum comfort and safety. There'll be a children's room with cartoons; for adults, there'll be movies, talks dedicated to the end of the world and tours of the museum. There'll be live broadcasts from other bunkers in other countries."
Have a look at pictures of the bunker from which the children of those luckier than us will observe our demise between episodes of Mickey Mouse here.
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