The accident in the Leningrad Metro, 1974.
At the end of 1973, First Secretary of the Leningrad Regional Committee of the CPSU, Grigory Vasilievich Romanov, speaking before students of the Polytechnic Institute, that in early 1975 a new section of the Kirov-Vyborg line of the Leningrad subway will enter service, which will link the Polytechnic Institute and the largest district of Leningrad to the city center.
The statement was greeted with a storm of applause from the audience, which did not know that it was in this paragraph of the report that a fatal error crept in.
According to the approved plan, this site was supposed to be delivered a year later, by early 1976.
To take back the words of the regional committee of the party could not, therefore the Leningrad Metrostroy was categorically declared that assistance from the city and party authorities will be provided, but the work will have to be speeded up.
The consequences of this unintentional mistake almost turned out to be tragic.
In April 1974, during the construction of the subway in the section between the stations "Lesnaya" and "Ploshad Muzhestva", an accident occurred, as a result of which Over one of the most densely populated areas of Leningrad, there is a threat of destruction, comparable only with the consequences of the strongest earthquake.
The details of the construction and the accident are recalled by metrostroenets Konstantin Tatarinovich, doctor of technical sciences Dmitry Golitsynsky, head of the tunnel structures of the St.
Petersburg subway Arkady Fursa.
Interview in the record: the head of one of the sites Lenmetrostroya Valery Manov about the draft of the building of the NGO "Aurora" over the site of the accident, witnesses of land manifestations accident Vladimir Rul and Vitaly Mayzel, Governor of St.
Petersburg Vladimir Yakovlev about the accident in 1995 and the prospects for further development of the underground.
Additional materials, a chronicle: a meeting of the Leningrad Regional Committee of the CPSU, construction work in the subway, a fragment of the feature film "Breakthrough" (1986, director DI Svetozarov), an excerpt of the newsreel "Leningrad Newsreel" (1976, a solemn meeting at the metro station "Ploshad Muzhestva", the launch of the first train), work to eliminate the accident near the metro station "Lesnaya" (04.12.1995), the condition of the tunnels for 1998.
Tatarinovich K.S. -- foreman of sinkers SMU-15 Lenmetrostroy, Honored Builder of the RSFSR, winner of the State Prize of the USSR. Golicinskij D.M. -- Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Lecturer, Honored Builder of the Russian Federation, Head of the Department "Tunnels and Subways" of the St. Petersburg State University of Railway Engineering (PGUPS, 1980-2001). Yakovlev V.A. -- Russian statesman and politician, Candidate of Economic Sciences, Professor, Honored Builder of the Russian Federation, Governor of St. Petersburg (1996-2003), Minister of Regional Development of the Russian Federation (2004-2007).
Calendar: 1970s 12/04/1995 1998
Locations: Leningrad  St. Petersburg