Most Americans don’t realize this, but the Russians have never stopped making preparations for nuclear war.
…Russians have a massive underground complex in the Ural mountains that has been estimated to be approximately 400 square miles in size? In other words, it is roughly as big as the area inside the Washington D.C. beltway…
It is believed to be large enough to house 60,000 persons, with a special air filtration system designed to withstand a nuclear, chemical or biological attack. Enough food and water is believed to be stored at the site to sustain the entire underground population for months on end…
The command center for this complex is rumored to be 3,000 feet directly straight down from the summit of this giant rock quartz mountain. And of course U.S. military officials will admit that there are dozens of other similar sites throughout Russia, although most of them are thought to be quite a bit smaller. But that is not all that the Russians have been up to. For example, Russian television has reported that 5,000 new emergency nuclear bomb shelters were scheduled to have been completed in the city of Moscow __ http://marketdailynews.com/2015/03/30/russia-has-constructed-massive-underground-shelters-in-anticipation-of-nuclear-war/
Russia’s nuclear arsenal is currently growing in size, and the Russian military periodically conducts massive nuclear war drills, such as this one conducted last year.
Russia’s Putin proudly claims that he put Russia’s military on a “nuclear war footing” when he made the fateful decision to seize Crimea from Ukraine. He made similar threats as Russian tanks and troops poured into Ukraine in August 2014.
Russia is expected to continue to increase its massive nuclear fleet, along with China:
“Russia and China will work furiously to reduce their vulnerability by building more missiles, submarines, and bombers; putting more warheads on each weapon; keeping their nuclear forces on higher peacetime levels of alert; and adopting hair-trigger retaliatory policies… [T]he risk of accidental, unauthorized, or even intentional nuclear war—especially during moments of crisis—may climb to levels not seen for decades.”
Putin’s remarks on the Ukraine crisis make clear that such risks have indeed come to pass. The nuclear arms race is intensifying in line with the risk of war. __ https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/nucl-m17.html
Russia certainly appears to take a far more casual attitude toward the use of nuclear weapons — especially tactical nukes — than do western nations. But even when discussing the possibility of triggering a full strategic global thermonuclear war, the language coming from the Kremlin is quite cavalier.
It may be time to brush up on your nuclear war survival skills. What’s that? You thought that a global thermonuclear war would kill everyone on the planet? Think again.
Radioactive threat from nuclear fallout, for example, diminishes very rapidly — within hours — after the actual explosion and uplift of radioactive earth:
Figure 1.2 illustrates the rapidity of the decay of radiation from fallout during the first two days after the nuclear explosion that produced it. R stands for roentgen, a measurement unit often used to measure exposure to gamma rays and X rays. Fallout meters called dosimeters measure the dose received by recording the number of R. Fallout meters called survey meters, or dose-rate meters, measure the dose rate by recording the number of R being received per hour at the time of measurement. Notice that it takes about seven times as long for the dose rate to decay from 1000 roentgens per hour (1000 R/hr) to 10 R/hr (48 hours) as to decay from 1000 R/hr to 100 R/hr (7 hours). (Only in high-fallout areas would the dose rate 1 hour after the explosion be as high as 1000 roentgens per hour.)
… If the falloutparticles do not become mixed with the parts of food that are eaten, no harm is done. Food and water in dust-tight containers are not contaminated by fallout radiation. Peeling fruits and vegetables removes essentially all fallout, as does removing the uppermost several inches of stored grain onto which fallout particles have fallen. Water from many sources — such as deep wells and covered reservoirs, tanks, and containers — would not be contaminated. Even water containing dissolved radioactive elements and compounds can be made safe for drinking by simply filtering it through earth, as described later in this book. __ http://www.oism.org/nwss/s73p912.htm
And so on. Very valuable information, should Putin trigger the big war he keeps threatening.
To get yourself in the mood for reading the much longer nuclear war survival guide above, here is a quick, 1 page guide to surviving a nuclear attack. Nice graphics.
When you are dealing with a mafia – siloviki, you are not dealing with rational people with normal scruples. You are, in fact, dealing with the scummiest of scum, and should make your provisions accordingly.