Across Russia, forty million civilians and military personnel just finished up emergency drills aimed at preparing the general population for nuclear or chemical weapons attacks, the Wall Street Journal’s Thomas Grove reports.
Video shows Russian civilians practicing along with officials and workers in Hazmat suits.
But as troubling as the largest civil defence drills since the height of the Cold War have been, the steps Russia has taken to improve its offensive nuclear capabilities likely overshadow them.
Additionally, Russia’s state-run media has been ratcheting up anti-American rhetoric lately. See more…
Evoking Cold War, Russia Holds Nuclear Emergency Drills