Caches of Explosives Hidden in Moscow
Here’s a post-Cold War risk that I hadn’t considered before:
Construction workers involved in building a new hotel just across from the Kremlin were surprised to find 250 kg of TNT buried deep beneath the old Moskva Hotel that had just been demolished to make way for a new one. Police astonished Muscovites further when they said that the 12 boxes of explosives lodged in the basement could have been there for half a century.
And now, new evidence points to the possibility that Moscow could be dotted with such explosive caches — planted by the secret police in the early days of World War II.