Moscow arms against nuclear attack

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  1. Neil

    Neil Senior Member Senior Member

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    Nearly 5,000 new emergency bomb shelters will be built in Moscow by 2012 to save people in case of potential attacks.

    Moscow authorities say the measure is urgent as the shelters currently available in the city can house no more that half of its population.

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    In the last 20 years, the area of air-raid defense has been developed little, and the existing shelters have become outdated. Moreover, they are located mostly in the city center, which makes densely populated Moscow outskirts especially vulnerable in the event of a nuclear attack.

    In order to resolve the issue, the city has given architects a task to construct a typical model of an easy-to-build shelter that will be located all over the city 10 to 15 meters underneath apartment blocks, shopping centers, sport complexes and parks, as in case of attack people will need to reach the shelters within a minute.

    Moscow saw its first mass building of shelters in the 1930s, after which 7,000 of them were constructed. Some of Russia’s metro stations have been built very deep underground so that they could double as air raid shelters.

    However, in the early 1990s, many shelters were privatized by commercial firms that used them as warehouses, parking lots, and even restaurants.

    http://rt.com/prime-time/2010-07-12/moscow-bomb-shelters-outskirts.html
     
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    Known_Unknown Devil's Advocate Stars and Ambassadors

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    Who is going to have the ball$ to attack Russia? This is quite needless in the short term IMO.
     
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    Nuclear attack from whom? No one in their right mind as a country has dared to attack Russia in the last 70 years. I think they need to focus on the lunatics from Chechnya rather than expect a nuclear attack from Europe or USA. It is not Cold War anymore. Today's wars are fought with terrorists. Look how well Islamists have organized and harassed so many countries including Russia. I think the focus should be on better counter-terror tactics rather than conventional or nuclear warfare against another armed forces.
     
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    And what's with 2012 ? They could have come up with some other year.
     
  6. Rebelkid

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    What...seriously ? Russians planning for nuke apocalypse or wut ? They can allready protect half of its population ?

    this 2012 year seems to be comming waaay to often !!
     
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