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originally posted by: megabogie
a reply to: dollukka
according to the OP, this is for a potential problem from a nuclear power plant near st. petersburg
may be subjected to radioactive contamination in the event of an accident at Leningrad NPP.
The United States does not want a war with Russia, it simply feels that it has no choice. If the State Department hadn’t initiated a coup in Ukraine to topple the elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, then the US could not have inserted itself between Russia and the EU, thus, disrupting vital trade routes which were strengthening nations on both continents. The economic integration of Asia and Europe–including plans for high-speed rail from China (“The New Silk Road”) to the EU–poses a clear and present danger for the US whose share of global GDP continues to shrink and whose significance in the world economy continues to decline. For the United States to ignore this new rival (EU-Russia) would be the equivalent of throwing in the towel and accepting a future in which the US would face a gradual but persistent erosion of its power and influence in world affairs. No one in Washington is prepared to let that happen, which is why the US launched its proxy-war in Ukraine.
originally posted by: intrptr
Russians were more prepared during the early cold war days, too. While American civil defense 'shelters' were existing basements in cities marked with little yellow rad signs (death traps),
major cities in theSoviet Union had underground subways with rails that led straight out of the city for mass evacuation.
You can crawl in a hole or you can GTFO.
Google Moscow Underground