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This Russian sub may be small on space, but it's big on intrigue. – The Background
You knew the Cold War had thoroughly run its course after a Soviet spy submarine became a U.S. tourist attraction. Decommissioned in 1994, this Foxtrot-class Russian sub was then purchased by a group of Australian investors who loaned it to the city of Long Beach for public perusal.
A mere 20 feet wide, the Scorpion usually housed 78 crewmen during its three-month tours of duty. Pretty amazing, considering there are only two showers and three toilets on board. The cramped interior provides an intriguing glimpse into what it must've been like patroling the Pacific for enemy forces during the Cold War.
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