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Flames ripped through the military complex near the city of Izhevsk, 750 miles east of Moscow, on Friday causing the evacuation 28,000 residents.
The fire killed two people and injured at least 45 according to Russian media reports.
Russian pipeline owner Transneft said that it was not receiving the 161,000 barrels of oil that it usually gets each day from the region. Video posted on a social media website purportedly shows the complex on fire with lit ammunition shooting into the sky like fireworks amid large fireballs.
Russian agencies reported that the base stored 10,000 tonnes of shells and ammunition, equivalent in power to about 58,000 tonnes of TNT.
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by boondock-saint
Yes that is a scary thought, and what came to my mind was winter before last when Russia withheld the gas pipelines into other parts of Europe during one of the worst weather related periods in recent history.
Could this be related to intense price increases this year?