Russia launches civil defense drills amid tensions with US


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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Emergencies Ministry has launched a sweeping nationwide civil defense drill set to involve 40 million people.

Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said the four-day exercise launched Wednesday will help “raise government efficiency while dealing with the consequences of large-scale emergencies.” Puchkov said his ministry can ensure “uninterrupted transport, energy supplies and communications” . . .

The nation’s Cold War-era civil protection system that included a sprawling network of shelters in every city was dismantled after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but the Emergencies Ministry has worked to restore some of its elements.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-launches-civil-defense-drills-amid-tensions-us-160727624.html

Red, Blue, and White October.


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I think this story is a couple of weeks old. I was surprised it wasn’t posted then.


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I guess Putin is just trying to ramp up more nationalistic support. Even with the US first strike policy, I am sure Putin knows it isn’t going to happen.


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