Its know to us for a long time but i am now sure how much the international community knows about it
During the Present VE day celebration in Moscow 9th May 2005 , it was a rainy day and the rain never seemed to stop ,.....even BBC showed president
Putin receiving President Bush with an umbrella...all of us were depressed that the rain will hamper all our celebrations...but just 5 minutes before
the parade started 12 Antonov An-12 and Ilyushin IL-18 aircraft took position in the sky over Moscow, divided in 10 zones, and all of us were
surprised that the rain stopped in 5 mins
Always take the weather with you
Newyork times writes :
"Last weekend, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian Air Force to keep it from raining over Moscow in advance of Monday's military
parade. The Air Force used a procedure called "cloud seeding", and Russia's defense minister later took credit for Monday's sunshine. Can the
Russians really control the weather? "
the Deccan herald writes
""Flying at the altitude of 3,000 - 8,000 metre, the planes sprinkled various chemicals including silver iodide, liquid nitrogen, dry ice (frozen
carbon dioxide) and even ordinary cement to seed the clouds at a distance of 50-150 km away. By 10 am, sharp at the start of the military parade, rain
had stopped in Red Square and the sky was clear for the impressive flypast by Sukhoi and MiG fighters.
“The efforts would be to keep the sky clear till late in the night as hundreds of thousand people and guests are expected to take to streets to
watch the spectacular fireworks in various parts of the capital,” Air Force spokesman Colonel Drobyshevsky said. "
We have seen such miraculous events when ever there is a big international Function in Russia...for instance 2 years back during the 300th anneversery
of St Petersburg we saw heavy rain falling at a distace 1 Km away from the city centre while the main city centre is cloudless and sunny ..ready for
the celebrations ....
Proponents of "cloud seeding" say it's possible to induce rain and snow (after which clouds can break up and disappear), suppress hail, and clear
up patches of fog. Twenty or 30 countries run cloud-seeding operations of some sort; China has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on weather
manipulation over the last decade but havent yet achived anything uptil now .
. The bureau in charge of cloud seeding in Thailand reportedly has 600 staff-members and a $25 million budget.Yet no successful achievements have
No federal funds go toward cloud seeding in America, but a handful of states finance projects locally. Utah just kicked in for $400,000 worth of
weather control projects.
The U.S. federal government was at one time very optimistic about weather manipulation; by the late 1970s, annual funding for cloud-seeding projects
hit $20 million. But after years without definitive results, interest in Washington has evaporated (except, perhaps, among the people who introduced
this bill in the Senate in early March). Some studies have suggested that cloud seeding actually reduces rainfall, or merely redistributes it. A 2003
report from the National Research Council concluded that while cloud seeding may hold promise, we still don't know very much about it.
all these reports prove that Russians are much much ahead as far as controlling the weather is concerned
Here's how it works: Rain starts as tiny droplets of water suspended in clouds. Then the droplets clump together into bigger drops (or freeze
together into bigger crystals). Once the drops or crystals are big and heavy enough, they fall out of the sky. The frozen drops can melt on the way
down, becoming rain, or they can fall to the ground as snow. Cloud seeding aims to jump-start this process by helping droplets to clump or freeze
together when they otherwise wouldn't.
Cloud seeders use a number of procedures. In the mid-1940s, three scientists at General Electric (including the novelist Kurt Vonnegut's brother
Bernie) showed that by injecting dry ice into a cloud, you could freeze tiny droplets of water, which would in turn make it easier for other droplets
to glom on and freeze as well. Later experiments showed that silver iodide—which has a crystal structure similar to that of ice—could also help,
by forming "ice nuclei" upon which droplets might freeze.
To induce rain with dry ice, you would fly a plane over a small cloud and sprinkle down a few cups' worth of dry ice pellets. To seed with silver
iodide, you'd vaporize a solution at high temperatures and disperse it in the cloud. This can be done using silver iodide flares, which are dropped 8
or 10 at a time from above the cloud, or with silver-iodide-filled rockets or anti-aircraft shells. If you're seeding clouds over a mountain, you can
use generators on the ground which release silver iodide vapor into the air currents that rise up one side of the mountain and into the clouds.
Silver iodide and dry ice are examples of "glaciogenic" agents, and they only help to produce rain in clouds of sufficiently low temperatures. For
warmer clouds—in which droplets don't freeze before falling—cloud seeders can use sprays of saline solution to attract droplets and,
theoretically, to induce rain.
Apart form stopping rain there are others instances which prove that the Russians inherited a well organised system to control weather
1 in the Winter place of St Petersburg the Czars had a system that could make the Folwers boolm at gardens at -45 digree centricrade....such a
technology is not a very big thing today ..but the Russians had it during the 15th century.....even in the 18th century such a technology was beyond
the reach of any country in the world...the garden is today open to public in St Petersburg..and its good to see flowers bloom at -35 during the
2 Russia has been attacked by foreign invaders two times in History ...once by Napoleon and then in 1941 by the Nazi Germany ...it is surprising to
note in in BOTH THE PERTICULAR YEARS RUSSIA RECORDED THE COLDEST WINTER in the whole Russian History...and all know how much crucial role weather
played in those wars that helped Russia to screw her enemies
You may call it a circumstance but watching various miraculous evets in Russia from my childhood about Weather control ..I am sure that the Russians
have a well organised system of controling weather that will help her a lot in case some foreign power ever dares to invade it
Russian Academy of science
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