40 Million Russians To Take Part In "Nuclear Disaster" Drill, Days After US General Warns Of War With Moscow

Tyler Durden's picture

As relations between Russia and the US disintegrate as a result of the escalating proxy war in Syria, which today culminated with Putin halting a Plutonium cleanup effort with the US, shortly before the US State Department announced it would end negotiations with Russia over Syria, tomorrow an unprecedented 40 million Russian citizens, as well as 200,000 specialists from "emergency rescue divisions" and 50,000 units of equipment are set to take part in a four day-long civil defense, emergency evacuation and disaster preparedness drill, the Russian Ministry for Civil Defense reported on its website.

According to the ministry, an all-Russian civil defense drill involving federal and regional executive authorities and local governments dubbed "Organization of civil defense during large natural and man-caused disasters in the Russian Federation" will start tomorrow morning in all constituent territories of Russia and last until October 7. While the ministry does not specify what kind of "man-caused disaster" it envisions, it would have to be a substantial one for 40 million Russians to take part in the emergency preparedness drill. Furthermore, be reading the guidelines of the drill, we can get a rather good idea of just what it is that Russia is "preparing" for.

The website adds that "the main goal of the drill is to practice organization of management during civil defense events and emergency and fire management, to check preparedness of management bodies and forces of civil defense on all levels to respond to natural and man-made disasters and to take civil defense measures." Oleg Manuilov, director of the Civil Defence Ministry explained that the exercise will be a test of how the population would respond to a "disaster" under an "emergency" situation.

Some further details, on the 3-stage, 4 day drill:

I stage: organization of civil defense actions


The stage is going to practice notification and gathering of senior officials of federal and regional executive authorities, local governments and civil defense forces, deployment of civil defense management system on all levels, readying civil defense communication and notification system. After the National Crisis Management Center have brought the management signals, all management bodies, state authorities, forces and facilities on duty and people will be notified through notification systems available.


II stage: Planning and organization of civil defense actions. Deploying a team of civil defense forces and facilities designed to respond to large disasters and fires.


The stage plans to practice deployment a mobile interagency multi-functional team of civil defense forces and facilities in each federal district in order to carry our rescue and other urgent operations, civil defense actions and to deploy special civil defense units in constituent territories; putting rescue military units, divisions of the federal fire service, rescue units on standby. The stage provides for the team to be reinforced, activation of backup control centers and practicing collecting and exchanging information in the field of civil defense.


III stage: Organization of actions of civil defense management bodies and forces for response to large disasters and fires.


The stage will deal with the use of the civil defense team to respond to large disasters and fires, setting up aerial and mobile control centers, revising of routes for save evacuation of people, organization of vital services; taking off fire and rescue units of the federal fire service to put out fires and conduct rescue operations at potentially dangerous facilities, including closed administrative territorial entities.


The drill will rehearse radiation, chemical and biological protection of the personnel and population during emergencies at crucial and potentially dangerous facilities. Fire safety, civil defense and human protection at social institutions and public buildings are also planned to be checked. Response units will deploy radiation, chemical and biological monitoring centers and sanitation posts at the emergency areas, while laboratory control networks are going to be put on standby.

The fact that among the measures tasked for the civil defense team will be a response to "disasters and fires" as well as the rehearsal of "radiation, chemical and biological protection", makes it clear that Russia is about to hold its biggest nuclear war drill since perhaps the end of the Cold War.

Why now? Perhaps, in addition to the sharp deterioration in relations between Russia and the west, where tensions are on par with the cold war, another answer may come from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, who last week warned Congress that the implementation of a No Fly Zone in Syria as proposed by John Kerry recently, and a centerpiece of Hillary’s foreign policy strategy, would result in World War III.

During testimony before the Senate Committee on Armed Services last week General Joseph Dunford rang the alarm over a policy shift that is gaining more traction within the halls of Washington following the collapse of the ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia in Syria saying that it could result in a major international war which he was not prepared to advocate on behalf of. Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi asked about Hillary Clinton’s proposal for a no fly zone in Syria in response to allegations that Russia and Syria have intensified their aerial bombardment of rebel-held East Aleppo since the collapse of the ceasefire.

"What about the option of controlling the airspace so that barrel bombs cannot be dropped? What do you think of that option?" asked Wicker. "Right now, Senator, for us to control all of the airspace in Syria would require us to go to war against Syria and Russia. That is a pretty fundamental decision that certainly I’m not going to make," said the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suggesting the policy was too hawkish even for military leaders.

As a reminder, Hillary Clinton strongly argued in favor of a no fly zone ever since October 2015, just days after Russia began a bombing campaign aimed at maintaining the stability of the Syrian government. "I personally would be advocating now for a no fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air, to try to provide some way to take stock of what’s happening, to try to stem the flow of refugees," said Clinton in an interview with NBC in October 2015.

Despite the warnings, the former Secretary of State and current presidential candidate, who has a well-known hawkish position towards regime change and matters related to Russia, has continued to advocate this position which has gained traction in recent weeks among top US diplomats.

Clinton is note alone: as the WSJ reported in June, more than 50 US diplomats endorsed a notorious dissent memo, demanding that that the Obama administration employ military options against Assad, such as the implementation of a no fly zone if not a direct attack against the Syrian regime. The argument from the diplomats is that the situation in Syria will continue to devolve without direct action by the US military, an argument of dubious legality if undertaken unilaterally without a UN Security Council resolution but which as Sputnik reports, the US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power has been laying the groundwork for under the controversial “right to protect” theory of international law arguing that Russia’s opposition to a resolution should be ignored because they are a party to the conflict.

Russia, in turn, has countered that if the Assad regime falls then terrorist groups including ISIS and al-Nusra Front will likely fill the resulting power vacuum descending the country into an even greater harbor for international terrorism. Ultimately, the Syrian conflict is fundamentally about the transport of energy, and whether Russia maintains its dominance over European natural gas imports, or if - with the Syrian regime deposed - a Qatar natural gas pipeline can cross the territory and make its way to Europe.

As for the Russian nuclear war drill, we can only hope that any such rising hints of nuclear warfare remain in the realm of the purely theoretical.

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williambanzai7's picture

War with Russia. Ok start by drafting all the morons supporting the hell bitch.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"Not my fault. I inherited the problem from the previous administration." - Standard new president excuse.

toady's picture

Not. Good.....

This is not good....

hedgeless_horseman's picture


Not good is an understatement.

If you want to see how the Russians behave in war, then read the most excellent and chilling book, Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947

And also read, Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

Poking the bear is incredibly stupid.

Do you have NBC gear close at hand, and a fallout shelter, well stocked, and nearby?


  • Scott Promask 40 / M98
  • Scott 40mm CBRN cannisters
  • Zytron 300 Coverall w/ Hood (tan)
  • North Mil Spec Butyl Gloves
  • Wellington Boots
  • Bleach...lots of it
  • Iodine radiation pills


Questions to assist in creating a working inventory of mind, body, and equipment for living in dangerous or uncertain times


What you gonna do when the bombs start to fall?


Defending your liberty with a rifle


The last 50 years is an anomaly.

Act now.

Don't rely on others, especially the government.


What you are not being told is that it is essentially impossible, now, for private individuals in the USA to purchase DuoDote® Auto-Injector (atropine and pralidoxime chloride injection), at any price, even physicians and pharmacies.

It seems that Uncle Sam is buying 100% of the market.




For the treatment of poisoning by susceptible organophosphorous nerve agents having anticholinesterase activity.


This product is only available for use by United States military personnel (as you can read at the bottom of the manufacturer's own web page).




DuoDote is used in the presence of life-threatening poisoning by organophosphorous nerve agents.



And remember that 99% of the NBC/fallout shelters in the USA are reserved for government employees.

Motasaurus's picture

What choice do we have but to hope and pray the Russians are more honorable than the US is? Every time the US run a "drill" they carry out the exact thing they're conducting the "drill" for. If the Russians have decided to play this game, then this nuclear preparedness drill is the exact time that they will launch. 

All their people will be in the bunkers already, their clean up crews will be in place and their military forewarned and forearmed.  

hedgeless_horseman's picture

What choice do we have but to hope and pray the Russians are more honorable than the US is?

Hope is a terrible strategy.

Much better to assess, plan, prepare, practice, and evaluate.

lance-a-lot's picture
lance-a-lot (not verified) hedgeless_horseman Oct 3, 2016 10:08 PM

The truth about the conflict with Russia NO ONE dares to reveal.

pathosattrition's picture

While the notion of war with Russia should terrify all Americans (they vastly outgun the West, with hypersonic nuclear-delivery gliders and the impenetrable S500 missile defense), I can't help but feel a little hopeful that bombs fall on D.C.

Manthong's picture

I don’t always prefer all of my family and friends to be fried to a crisp in a nuclear holocaust, but when I do, I prefer to attempt to take control of Syrian airspace. 

wee-weed up's picture



They are SOOOO much more prepared than we are...

Thanks Obozo & Kerry and your disastrous foreign policy!

BaBaBouy's picture

With Peacenick in Chief Omaba the Nuke War seemingly gets closer day by day.

Meanwhile the MSM is in a Hellery Coma...

Seemingly bullshit news and TRUMP bashing ...

BaBaBouy's picture

"""Much better to assess, plan, prepare, practice, and evaluate."""


How do you prepare for 500 megatonn Nukes going off left right & center ???

If you survive its Radiation everywhere, no power, no food supply, worse than even Mad Max.

The only option is to never let it happen.

Disc Jockey's picture

Agreed. I feel that prepping to the scale required to survive a nuclear war is frankly impossible when you're looking at a planet level extinction event.

And even if you could survive...would you truly want to inherit a dead world knowing each day what had been where now ash lies?

Nah. Screw it. I'm going simply enjoy the good life while it lasts and lift a glass of some good bourbon in a toast to the good times if the glowing mushrooms ever appear.

Live, love, and enjoy.

We have a beautiful nation with incredible opportunities to live an amazing life. Hike in nature's grandeur , eat a good meal, make love with a beautiful woman, imbibe some of the finest beverages ever crafted, play with some kids, etc.

Drink today for tomorrow we die.

thestarl's picture

Time to pull the bong out of mothballs

JamesBond's picture

Cue liberal propaganda Genesis muppet music video about Russians loving their kids...

Hopefully they will include a laser scene of Obama sucking Putin's banana 


eforce's picture

I do wonder what the military would do if it really got that serious, would they let Obama start WW3.

If it did, would Russia respond to a nuclear attack in kind, or just show the world on RT what America did while playing this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BhLjTmSWxg

N0TME's picture

Damn, well said Sir, well said. 

DanDaley's picture

A 1960s Playboy cartoon...2 guys on the green of a golf course with mushroom clouds off in the distance. One guy says, "Go ahead and putt...you've got time."

Can't believe we're still at that point.

monk27's picture

A better question would be: do you really want to survive a nuclear war ? If so, what for ? Our elites believe they'll be able to "rise" above the consequences of such a conflict like oil over the water, and might even get their collective wishes granted. But then, the joke will be on them...

crossroaddemon's picture

Like they are anything more than pawns. They don't get a say in anything whatsoever.

king leon's picture

Our preparation for war is much better than Russia's because we don't know what's coming, Ignorance is bliss!!!!

harrybrown's picture

*Thanks Obozo & Kerry and your disastrous foreign policy!*

you think this is obozo & kerry calling the shots?
think Kissinger, Rothschild, Rockefeller, soros & co...
They make the decisions
everyone below them just follows the ORDER(s) "out of chaos"

researchfix's picture

Try that with 40 Million Europeans or 40 Million US-citizens. Would leave 39 Million before closed doors.


fredquimby's picture

I went on a tour round the Sonnenberg tunnel in Luzern recently. It is a nuke bunker made for 20,000 people. An incredible bit of engineering.



Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

All they have to do is shoot down a squadron of F22s trying to enforce a no-fly zone and the "oh shit" moment takes care of the rest. Suddenly everyone realizes 'murica is no longer a superpower and all those privileges that go along with it are out the window.

Matteo S.'s picture

Maybe. But the problem is that such a disclosure is so unbearable for the exceptionalist neocons and liberal hawks who run the US that theymay decide to trigger an all out nuclear war.

We are in a situation where the world has to deal with a suicidal sociopath nuclear wacko who threatens to destroy the world if everyone does not abide by its law.

And I am not refering to North Korea.

king leon's picture

"We are in a situation where the world has to deal with a few suicidal sociopath nuclear wacko's " Our best hope is that the US/NATO military see through this lunacy and tell the wacko's to go do one, and force regime change in the US .

Nage42's picture

You understand that no one needs to even "shoot" the planes out of the sky.


The russians simply set off their simple/mobile/critically-effective EMP and the planes _FALL_ out of the sky...



Han Cholo's picture

You do realize most military gear is hardened against EMP?

Hell, when I was serving back in the late 80's our crypto gear was already hardened.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Hillary gave them a self destruct button, disguised as a "Reset" button, and.when they push it she will control the entire Tri-State Area.  

HowdyDoody's picture

Russia reported to have delivered updated S-300 systems to Syria. These would be the sort of system sold to foreign countries. Maybe Syria is going to get its own air defence system?


It is also taking part for the first time in an anti-terrorist military exercise in Egypt - involving parachute drops. Hmmm?


Thank god that Russia is totally isolated, otherwise ....


cowdiddly's picture

Already happened mate.

After Obama's (yes, thats an apostrophe stupid Mullato asshole) stupid cheap shot attack on the SAA during the ceasefire, Russia has moved S300VM- "Antley 2500, Gladiator/Giant units into Syria.

This is a special unit that handles incoming cruise missles with ease or basically makes a tomohawk useless other than maybe a few that squeak by in a barrage. At a million dollars a pop for US cruise missles its gonna take one hell of of an expensive barrage to do anything major with these things around.

Russia has had enough of the Majic Negro's shuck an jivin bullshit.  Oh keep telling yourself that they are just a "Regional power" you stupid PUNK. You feeling flexible yet?

True or not, There is an old saying in Russia, perhaps you have heard it before? "Russia don't start wars. they just end them".

Manthong's picture

This actually sound pretty much like a checkmate.

Have you ever seen what a horse with egg on its face looks like?


Countrybunkererd's picture

No, but maybe WB7 can show what kerry looks like after being hit with an egg... with a little blood drawn.

bamawatson's picture

was that a dusty springfield song ?

CCanuck's picture

+1000 Horseman!

Hope is word people use when they've givin up trying.

Great contributions to the board HH!!!

TheReplacement's picture

You are a good guy hedgeless but seriously, do you want to live through a nuclear/biological/chemical exchange on a global scale?  If it comes to that, I sincerely hope the Russians win and decisively.

Grave's picture

1. fake a nuke attack
2. govrats responsible for this twisted society will run for shelters
3. weld the shelters shut from outside
4. poof, peace on earth :p

cheech_wizard's picture

Perfect for Halloween. I wonder if Orson Welles is voting Democrat this year...

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) Grave Oct 3, 2016 11:40 PM

Good point. I wouldn't put it passed those psychopathic Rothschilds/Jews/Neocons/Oligarchs to set off nukes in our own country and blame the Russians.

Ms No's picture

It might be part of the plan to take the US down but it would more likely be China provoked into doing it.  If China, Europe and the US exausted themselves in a conventional war these fuqers would scavange the earth. 

RafterManFMJ's picture

Missing Nukes




What makes this seem more than just an 'Ooof! We dun fucked up!" is the fact that military men involved just keep turning up dead.

And dead men tell no tales.

So, unless there's a tale to tell, there's no reason to murder them...

HowdyDoody's picture

Israeli News Live? I guess only pertinent question is - Is it good for 'The Jews'(TM).


Libtard's picture

Actually Steven is incredibly unbiased. He calls out his people; the political zionists that is all the time.

Han Cholo's picture

I like the way you think. I wann party with you cowboy..

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Fighting Russia is plain stupid. Why:

- They don't have the biggest and the most advanced army in the world.

- They are poor


- They have the largest and most variable land in the world plus hell though people to organize strategically and negate all the previously mentioned deficits plus

border alies which can make trouble on such a scale that nobody would possible focus only on Russia.

Fighting Russia is strategical suicide from the moment of the incipient idea not as late as the firrst fire against Russia or the first boot on Russia's border.

Fact is, currently there are two invincible countries in this world having this combination of advandages - Russia and China and it happens that they realized they have common strategical interest. The world will lose against them and actually will enable Russia and China to grow to the rank of world hegemonies as US did 

after the 2nd WW. You and your children will have to speak russian and mandarin as the best outcome if US doesn't chose to go out with a big bang just to not leave anything to be uselful after their death as empire.