Tuesday, July 5, 2011

'Russia planning new N-bomb shelters'

Nuclear reactors in Russia (file photo)

Source: Press TV

Russia is reportedly planning to construct nearly 5,000 new nuclear bomb shelters in the capital, Moscow, by the end of 2012 to protect the residents against a possible nuclear strike.

Russian authorities believe more shelters are needed because the current nuclear bomb shelters can hold about half of Moscow's population, Russia Today TV channel reported.

Architects have been given 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 the apartment blocks, shopping centers, sport complexes and parks, so that people would reach them within a minute in case of an attack.

Moscow saw its first mass building of nuclear bomb shelters in the 1930s, since then 7,000 of them have been constructed.

Some of Russia's metro stations have also been built very deep underground so that they could be used 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.

Meanwhile, China announced similar plans of building nuclear bomb shelters a few years ago.

Shanghai's Civil Defense Office has announced the completion of a massive underground shelter, which can accommodate up to 200,000 people at a time.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting on this post. Please consider sharing it on Facebook or Twitter for a wider discussion.

Russia Today (Live)

World News 2017

South Front Military Review 2017

Syria - News 2017

Venezuela News and Opinion

Yemen News 2017

Palestine & Israeli Crime 2017

Iraq News 2017

US News 2017

Debate – Global Issues 2017

Current Affairs - Important Interviews – 2017

Important Information 2016 - 2017

The Russian Perspective

Turkey News 2017

Ukraine News 2016 - 2017

Iran News 2016 - 2017

Important Documentaries

Viewpoint, Discussion & Opinion - 2017

Global Economic News 2017

Egypt News 2016 - 2017

Libya News 2016 - 2017

Bahrain News 2016 - 2017

Abby Martin – Empire Files

George Galloway – Comment & Opinion

Sheik Imran Hosein - Islamic Eschatology

English FA Cup 2016 – 2017

New Age Weather

Space News

Music for the Revolutionary Mind

Global Revolution LIVE!

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com

Japan’s 3 Nuclear Meltdowns STILL ongoing (News Censored)