Gennadiy N. Lepeshkin: This here is the autoclave — it's being dismantled.
This is the lid of the fermenting tank that is three stories high.
Slava Paperno (interpreting): This is the lid of the fermenting tank that is three stories high.
Lepeshkin: It holds twenty cubic meters. Here's another one--the same thing, a large fermenting tank.
Paperno (interpreting): That's another fermenting tank. (switching to Russian) How much does it hold again?
Lepeshkin: Twenty cubic meters.
Paperno (interpreting): Twenty cubic meters.
Lepeshkin: So. This was for alcohol storage.
Paperno (interpreting): This is where alcohol, medical alcohol, was stored.
David Franz: Hmm.
Lepeshkin: We used a lot of alcohol in our work.
There were even cisterns brought in which pumped it out.
And to keep the alcohol secure, there was a big... a special storage facility. The security system was automated, but even so, there was theft at the facility. 1.9 tons of alcohol were stolen.
Paperno: Why did people steal it? What did they need it for?
Lepeshkin: You could trade anything for alcohol, anything at all.
Paperno: A truck?
Paperno: A tank?
Lepeshkin: Well, probably not a tank, though maybe, if you worked at it, you could get a tank in exchange too. Here's Andy. And the animals were kept in cages like these... This is an exhaust hood. Here are pictures of the animal cages. Very interesting pictures.
Where is this?
Paperno: Otar? [name of a town]
Lepeshkin: Yes, that looks like Otar. Yes, there are a lot of interesting pictures here. This is Vozrozhdeniye Island... And this where we did the testing. And this is the entrance to the bunkers.
(interpreting): This is the entrance... to the buildings that had two-meter thick concrete walls. Built that way...
(switches to Russian) Why did they have such thick walls, why was it necessary?
Lepeshkin: That was so they would withstand aviation strikes, bombing raids or other types of attacks.
Paperno (interpreting): ...to withstand aerial bombardment.
Lepeshkin: From above, they looked like hills.
Paperno (interpreting): If you look at them from above, this is what they look like.
Lepeshkin: These are the girls.
Paperno: What was in those buildings, why did they have to be able to withstand bombardments?
Lepeshkin: That was where the finished product was going to be stored... where it was supposed to be stored.
Paperno (interpreting): Those were the buildings... where the [ready-made] product would be stored. (switching to Russian) What product?
Lepeshkin: Well, you know, the product used in combat... for waging war.