This is a breaking news report that you will not be seeing on your nightly news program. A large chunk of the Russian population – 40 million people – are evacuating to bunkers today for a nationwide emergency drill. Are the Russians on to something? Do they know something that the rest of the world and particularly Americans don’t know about?
The recent story from Pravda tells us that Moscow, Russia is now prepared for a possible nuclear attack upon their country with enough underground bomb shelters for the entire population of the Russian capital. Telling us that 100% of the city’s population will be able to be protected as a result of new approaches to civil defense, we’re also told their bunkers are completely maintained, stocked and ready to go should they be needed due to a ‘man-made emergency or nuclear attack’.
While this recent story from the Associated Press tells us that Russia has just accused the US of nurturing ‘an aggressive nuclear strategy’ in a strongly-worded statement, this new story from the Gazeta drops a bombshell on us all, informing us that between October 4th and October 7th, a massive drill involving 40 million Russian people and about 200,000 professional rescue units will participate in a massive evacuation drill that will be going on all across the country. You can see their story translated at this Google Translator link. Every major Russian city will be involved in these drills.
While ‘evacuating’ 40 million people may only be a ‘drill’, we have to take a look at the massive amount of logistics involved to accomplish such maneuvers before we ask if this is really just a ‘drill’ afterall or something much, much more?
While Russia builds enough underground nuclear bunkers to accomodate the entire 11+ million people now living in Moscow, underground shelters in America are generally reserved for the politically well-connected (think Clinton’s, Obama’s and Bush’s) and the ‘elite’ who have enough money to build such bunkers themselves as detailed in this recent ANP story.
I think the question begs to be asked “Why would the Russian government run a drill involving 40 million Russian civilians (that’s nearly 28% of the entire population) evacuating to underground bunkers unless they were aware of something imminent on the horizon?” This is a massive undertaking with over 200,000 specialist rescue and recovery units, 50,000 units of equipment and every emergency and defence unit in Russia being rolled into this phenomenal exercise. I’ve certainly never heard of any such exercise of such an enormous scale being conducted in the USA.
Especially with all the recent massive tensions between the USA and Russia, the nuclear threats and the unrest in the Crimea, the Ukraine, the Syria Civil War and the Baltics with NATO, this is a situation that is certainly worthy of monitoring.
Does the American government have such provisions and preparations in place for the American people? What about Britain and Australia? The answer is no. If Russia strikes, the world is going to be in some very serious trouble that’s for sure.
I’ll be following this situation and providing the latest updates on Twitter as soon as I get them over the next 72 hours.