With tensions between Russia and the United States reaching levels not seen since the Cold War, both countries are preparing for the possibility WW3. Recently, Russian state-media asked citizens whether they are ready for a nuclear attack telling them to the nearest nuclear bunkers.
This comes following signs from Moscow suggesting that the country is preparing for a confrontation with the US and the West. Still, many don’t believe that Vladimir Putin is seeking, let alone preparing, for a full-fledged armed conflict with the United States.
According to ABC, most political and military analysts instead see it as a show. This is likely intended to boost support at home and to deter Western countries from intervening militarily in Syria.
However, there are several things that point to a potential Russian mobilization against the US. Tensions between the two countries are currently heating up over the conflict in Syria.
Russia Preparing Citizens For Possible WW3
While both agreed to cooperate in order to destroy ISIS, Russian support for the Assad regime continues to strain the fragile alliance. Following speculations that Washington might launch airstrikes against Syrian government forces, Russian state-controlled media has escalated the situation, asking Russians whether they are prepared for nuclear war.
State-controlled network NTV reported that “If that should one day happen, each of you must know where the nearest bomb shelter is.” These talks of nuclear bunkers bear striking similarity to the times before the Second World War. Ordinary citizens were told to prepare for an inevitable war and children were required to wear gas masks.
According to the Daily Star, it seems that Russia is fanning the flames of war amid fears of WW3. The country held civil defense drills for 40 million citizens in an apparent preparation for an apocalyptic nuclear war.
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