A Yars missile system en route to a field region at the final stage of the Strategic All-Around Competition, a field training contest in the Novosibirsk region. © Alexandr Kryazhev / Sputnik
Jack Phillips, Epoch Times: Russia Is Getting Ready for Nuclear War
Amid new fears over Russia’s Soviet-era civil defense plan and the upgrading of bomb shelters in its largest cities, a report from the Wall Street Journal said that the “Cold War is back,” in spirit, at the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Several weeks ago, Russia held its largest civil defense drills since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, with some 40 million people taking part in rehearsals to respond to potential chemical, biological, or nuclear attacks. Videos showing workers and officials in hazmat suits practicing with civilians were displayed on Russian TV stations during four days of drills.
Tensions between the United States and Russia have reached a low point after a breakdown in talks over the war in Syria. Russia also pulled out of a nuclear-nonproliferation agreement, claiming the U.S. is engaging in “unfriendly acts” against its interests. Also, it allegedly moved missiles to its military enclave of Kaliningrad inside of Europe.
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WNU Editor: Is Russia getting ready for nuclear war .... as much as the U.S. is getting ready for nuclear war. Civil defense drills have been a stable of Russia for as long as I can remember .... this is nothing new.