Worried about the Mayan apocalypse on Friday? Fear not, as Russia has you covered. For $1,000, revelers, and the worried, can enjoy a doomsday party inside a Soviet bunker.
Bunker-42 sits 184 feet under central Moscow and was built in 1956, reports Reuters. After the Cold War it was transformed into as a tourist destination and museum. The bunker can fit 300 people and will be hosting a doomsday party in preparation of the Mayan apocalypse that is supposed to come Dec. 21.
The doomsday party kicks off at 11 p.m. Thursday, reports The Moscow Times. While the Mayan apocalypse is supposed to hit at 10 a.m. Friday, Moscow time, partygoers will stay inside the bunker until 2 a.m Saturday. Tickets were being sold by Paritel at a price of $1,620. The Moscow Times reported that, as of last week, tickets have skyrocketed, with tickets selling for over $16,000.
Alexi Pavlovsky, a tour guide at Bunker-42, said, “Many people would feel much calmer if they could spend this critical day enjoying maximum comfort and safety.”
The doomsday party will feature cartoons for children as well as movies, lectures about doomsday, and tours of the bunker, notes Reuters. Pavlovsky said there will also be “live broadcasts from other bunkers in other countries.”
Bunker-42 is not the only place in Russia offering a retreat for the end of the world. A hotel at Mount Rtanj in Serbia says it is the place to be, citing “mystical powers that locals say have flooded the area since the mountain swallowed a castle belonging to a well-to-do sorcerer, trapping him inside,” reports Reuters.
You can take a virtual tour of the bunker below, courtesy of ReporterdeGARDA.