Vitaliy Raskalov has unusual hobby – roof climbing. He likes getting on the top of high buildings and other man-made structures. Recently he climbed to the top of one of the tallest buildings in Moscow – the Moscow State University.
Vitaliy made a picturesque report of this daring act in his blog.
Few days ago an old friend of mine visited me in Moscow and together we had fulfilled one of my long-held dreams. We climbed the star of the Moscow State University. For three years, it seemed to me that getting there is impossible. But – as they say – the impossible is possible if you really want it.
Despite a bunch of military equipment, cameras and sensors; soldier guarding the entrance and a separate elevator with the secret code leading to the spire – we succeeded to “infiltrate” and climb to the top.
Overall, there are very few people who had visited the place illegally since 1990 (when military settled down here).
Roof climbing (pictures from the top of Moscow University)
[Even more pictures you can see here]
Getting to the star was very difficult. The way to the top begins from the 28th floor. But first you must go through the door with the code, get into the elevator and go up to the 33rd floor. Then there is a massive door behind which one can find two cameras and a “smiling” soldier. In our case, the guard wasn’t there and nobody watched the cameras. Afterwards it was easy: stairs, grating, and a star.
Symbols of the Moscow State University. The main avenue in front of the university, the observation deck and the Luzhniki Stadium.
By the way, recently Vitaliy visited Vladivostok and climbed the Russky Island bridge (the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world).
Here is the video of his adventure.
Comments of Russian netizens
_lurry_: All my life I dream to go there! How is it done? How to go pass the door code? And not run into guards? Or is it just luck?
raskalov_vit (replying to _lurry_): We worked for this success and als were lucky. Anyway, if I was a student at MSU, I wouldn’t climb there. You might get in serious troubles.
il_jeep: I wonder what would happen if you tried to climb some similar facility in the U.S. - especially after 9/11 ))
odry_evans: Cool! As always!
maratische: I am always curious how many security bosses have problems after such posts with pictures :)
dmitrydreamer: You took the innocence of the Moscow State University. What’s next? The Kremlin? :))
alexei_srd: You will soon work for the FSB … and climb in other countries :)
r_kulik: Balls of steel!
Anonymous: Fuck! Because of people like you - all high objects will be soon secured by police. Why are you trumpeting about your “deeds”? There are many other people who want to climb there…