The mysterious Russian underground tunnels of Kebardino-Balkaria and the legend of the "Old City"

We are used to believing that the main megaliths on the planet are concentrated in Egypt, South America and India. However, the system of mysterious underground structures has recently been found at Kabardino-Balkaria, near the village of Zayukovo, Russia. The researchers suggest that all the tunnels are concentrated around a huge underground structure in the shape of a pointed pyramid.

di Marco Maculotti

Translation of the article Scientists have discovered an ancient underground plant in the Caucasus,
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We are used to believing that the main megaliths on the planet are concentrated in Egypt, South America and India. Our dolmens which are conventionally classified by megalithic structures, against the background of the pyramids and the great Andean walls look like dwarfs. However recently the system of mysterious underground structures, near Kabardino-Balkaria, near the village of Zayukovo, Russia. The researchers suggest that all the tunnels are concentrated around a huge underground structure in the shape of a pointed pyramid.

« For many years we have searched, we have gone to the places of the alleged dungeons, we have listened to the elderly», Says the head of the All-Russian Public Research Association“ Cosmopoysk ”Vadim Chernobrov. "In the fall [2011], they found the place, right where, according to Aksakalov's stories, there is "Old City". This is not an allegory, but the literal translation of a local legend. The old folks say it was built by people who lived here before them. Who lived here, what kind of people, nobody knows. »

one of the aksakal (i.e. i senior leaders of the tribal communities of the Caucasus) admitted that there is a place in the Baksan gorge, whose name from Kabardian is translated as "Old City", continues V. Chernobrov:

“This city, according to them, was located both above and below ground! An elder recalls that, when he was a child, some young people had entered the huge underground city and found it squares, streets and clubs, but no trace of people. There would still be a underground river which, following it, leads to the central square, in the middle of which there is a kind of monument: something like a sacred stone in the center of the settlement.

The site is located at an altitude close to one kilometer above sea level. Local residents showed the researchers a small hole in the mountain. The entrance is very narrow, about 30 centimeters in diameter. The locals have told that there is a legend of the local population: if you get there, you will enter a huge city, where there are squares, streets and houses, but not people. Indeed, the researchers descended into a vast dungeon, which, gradually expanding, extends in depth for tens and perhaps hundreds of meters. When the researchers began examining the surrounding terrain, they discovered a large crack; perhaps the main entrance, because assuming the presence of an underground settlement, its inhabitants are unlikely to have made their way through a narrow crack.

Later there was a second discovery. Locals Maria and Viktor Kotlyarov led the climber and speleologist Arthur Zhemukhov and showed him a strange recess. Visiting the large cavity in the ground, the latter started digging and entered a huge mine. He called a team of cavers, who went down into the mine and realized that the end of the dungeon was not visible:

« The first thing that got fixed in their eyes are the main walls of the mine of clearly artificial originSays Vadim Chernobrov. "They are made of smooth stone blocks roughly the same size as the Egyptian pyramids and were obtained with the use of similar technologies, one attached to the other. Each weighing 50-100 tons, well worked, although chips and cracks appeared over time.

Apparently, the dungeon it is colossal in size and speleologists have managed to explore only a small part of it, advancing only 100 meters between the narrow walls. Each of these narrow cavities goes very deep: the light from the flashlights does not reach the bottom. What is this building? Researchers are under the impression that the underground pyramid has a technological purpose, more than sacred. "It looks like a certain resonator, a device for seismological research, mining or some kind of energy generatorSays Chernobrov. "Impossible to say for sure, no similar case in the world has been recorded". Many come to mind an analogy with mysterious cavities inside the Egyptian pyramids, which are also not intended for the movement of people. Versions abound about the purpose of underground aisles: "refrigerators" for storing food, air ducts.

Researchers, of course, pay attention to the fact that next to the pyramid are the remains of the ancient city of legends, and suggest that these two finds are somehow connected. After all, for example, in Turkey, an 8-story city was found near the village of Derinkuyu, designed for permanent and comfortable housing for 40-50 thousand people. There are houses, domestic buildings, bazaars, shops, water supply sources, wells and ventilation hatches. In a word, a miracle of engineering technique, which is at least four thousand years old. Now, there are at least a dozen of underground cities around the world, three of which have become tourist facilities. It is known that some of these cities have an underground connection between them. These are enormous distances: hundreds of kilometers. According to some scientists, a strange hum, recorded in different parts of the planet, would depend on the air passing through the artificial underground communications system, located in the depths of the Earth. If in the future it was confirmed that under the village of Zayukovo there was indeed an underground city, then the pyramid could be considered a kind of technical installation that guaranteed its sustenance.

Rumors about the discovery of a certain mysterious cave in the North Caucasus had started circulating on the web in September and October 2011. The "Cosmopoice" expedition, dedicated to the inspection of legends about underground cities, took place in this area in the previous months, from June 4 to mid-July 2011, and then individual members visited the detection area in August. During this period a complex of works was carried out, including the analysis of the bumps, the penetration and the mapping of an underground complex. The tunnel that continues into the unknown was discovered after a long and systematic monitoring of the land of Arthur Zhemukhov, a local resident who appears in the media as a climber and a speleologist.

The legends about the cave were collected by interviewing the local historians and spouses Maria and Victor Kotlyarov. The uncovered entrance is a vertical gallery, 40 to 90 cm wide. It resembles an extension or chimney of a technological cavity, hidden in the ground and belonging to unknown builders. Among the members of the expedition that descended into the cave, there were the speleologists Igor Commel and Pavel Sofyin, who were among the first to talk about the discovery. They hinted at a winding and narrow passage through which a man could pass only with great difficulty, as if it were a "bottleneck" that led to a huge room, the size of which from the top to the lower platform is about 100 meters.

Despite the initial euphoria, investigations into its alleged artificial nature are still ongoing. Today there are arguments that the walls were worked and heavy stone blocks were used to build an underground cavity (such as those from which the Egyptian pyramids were made) and arguments that we are only faced with a curious "freak of nature". Vera Davidenko, head of the Kabardino-Balkan geological exploration expedition, disagrees about the site's alleged artificial origin:

“As to whether underground caves have an artificial origin, the question is controversial. The tufu of the Zayukovsky site is a mixture of materials ejected by volcanic activity: ash, fragments of lava, volcanic glass and, to a small extent, fragments of rocks from the crater. The emission material during the accumulation was hot, and therefore the cracks formed separately, that is, the entire touched matrix turned out to be as if broken into blocks. Another thing is to speculate that the natural cavity may have been used by ancient people. "

But we must not forget how the “Cosmoposisk” expedition was organized because of the local legends, which advocated the existence of ancient cities underground, and therefore the myths could be based on real events that occurred in time immemorial. The speleologists who went down into the cave were able to see and photograph the junctions between the blocks with rounded corners. When the correspondents of Ren-TV, who shot a documentary here, studied the solution used for the joints of the blocks and exposed it to Dr. Alexander Pankratenko, Professor of Technical Sciences at Moscow State Mining University, confirming that it is a kind of firming material. Inside the cave, ventilation is perfect and humidity is practically absent. Viktor Kotlyarov, author of more than 50 books on the history, ethnology and orography of the Caucasus, claims that he has shown photos of the mines to many geologists, including foreign ones, and most of them are inclined to the version of its artificial origin. "At the same time, everyone said: we have never seen such a thing», The historian emphasizes.

Deep in the mountain there is a vertical mine, which can only be descended by rope. Initially the walls of the well consist of two monolithic stone slabs, standing vertically. No sound penetrates the thickness of the rocks and even the oppressive silence presses powerfully on the psyche of the researcher. At the depth of nine meters, the mine has a pause: a small horizontal chamber, suspended over the abyss. After twenty-three meters a new break and a new vertical descent. The total depth of the mine reaches eighty meters and the diving time, even at the expert speleologists of the Cosmopoysk organization, is at least one hour. Employees on this expedition dubbed the tunnel complex, which leads deep into the mountain, the "bottleneck".

The room where the researcher arrives, reaching the bottom, they called it "flag". This hall is a large, absolutely dark room, in which in the light of the lanterns you can find a huge column, as if it were hovering in the air. The column does not reach the ceiling of the cave and does not rest in its bottom, it is attached to the wall only with its rear face. Multiple tunnel the dark and majestic hall of this great cave unfold, all absolutely unsuitable for human movement. Cosmoposystem scientists hope to explore them further using the latest seismic equipment.

Meanwhile, more and more are of the opinion that the underground conduit and cave are man-made. The walls appear to be made of stone blocks, similar to those used in the construction of the famous Egyptian pyramids, perfectly smooth and with 90 ° angles. The weight of each "pebble" is about two hundred tons. At least five thousand years ago - this is the hypothesis of researchers and speleologists - the mysterious people who lived in these places built this site. It was undoubtedly necessary a gigantic engineering work: giant stone blocks have been moved to form the narrow tunnels. Why the ancient inhabitants of the Caucasus devoted themselves to this construction work remains the greatest mystery.

However, a number of scholars believe that this construction was initially located on the surface. But even if the construction took place on the surface, it is still completely incomprehensible how these huge stone monoliths were moved and superimposed on each other. Unfortunately, no organic residue has been found that allows us to determine the era in which the "underground city" was used. The only indirect confirmation, but not yet proven, of the use of this site as a place of worship or sacred shrine came after the expedition: in local locations there were some archaeological finds near a necropolis and an astronomical observatory.

Many of the Caucasian residents still have ancient legends about cave life today. "People lived then underground in large caves connected to each other, some of which have been preserved», One of the ancient ones handed down legends of the Ingush (PP Semenov, “Caucasus”, 1898). Some researchers support the hypothesis that this unusual construction that has been preserved inside the rock could be part of one more global structure of underground caves, whose legends in the North Caucasus are passed down from generation to generation.

In Kabardino-Balkaria there are countless legends about ancient giants. It is handed down of «incredibly large bones found near this hill», Says Igor Commel, geologist.

«Local people are afraid to touch the giant's tomb, and we were only allowed to do so after we promised we would not dig there. We just made a map, the device showed that in the depths of the hill there are unclear foreign objects, but it was not possible to identify them.

In the same area among the mountain groves there are several stone structures similar to mushrooms, it is not known whether of artificial or natural origin: the residents of the surrounding villages call them precisely "mushrooms".

The stone “mushrooms” of the Kabardino-Balkaria region

There is evidence that, during the Second World War, researchers from the SS organization came to these places Ahnenerbe, which as is known they were looking for the entrance to Shamballa. According to the testimony of the locals, it seems that they were looking for the "Grail Cup", which they believed allegedly "hidden" in one of the caves of the Caucasian plateau. Expeditions in this mountainous area are also known Edelweiss, the elite alpine division of the Wermacht, in one of which they planted Nazi flags on top of the mount Elbrus, with its 5.642 meters the highest mountain in Eurasia, located right in the Kebardino-Balkaria region.

In 2015, the remains of a company of soldiers from the Edelweiss division were found here: they had been buried by an avalanche. Not far from those places, on the Kharakhora massif, a brown suitcase with the Ahnenerbe logo was found in a 78-meter cave: inside there were skulls and bones that are not easy to identify. On the other hand, it is said that Hitler considered the Caucasus un "Center of Earthly Power", perhaps the most important of all on a par with the Tibet.

German soldiers on the top of Mount Elbrus.


  1. Yes, this does not arouse the curiosity of others who are blind to the future! The stupid and selfish denial of extraordinary civilizations prior to ours poses a vengeance of envy that we feel shadows and we do not deja ver clearly what we mean, and where we came from, in the universe to which we belong. Each place of these must be exolorarse with all the technological recursos to uncover the virtues and defects of these pueblos, human or not, and which can learn from our physical-mental-spiritual evolution, which, regrettably, goes to torture step! !!

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