By the author of The Faithful Prepper and The Prepper’s Guide to Post-Disaster Communications.
Russia is now openly discussing nuclear war in Europe. Yes, you read that right. If you’ll remember, it was only a week and a half ago that The Organic Prepper covered the work of Olga Skabeyeva, one of the chief faces in Russian media and host of the popular show news talk show Russia 1.
It was then that Russia 1 TV was saying that World War 3 has begun and that it is a fight between Russia and NATO/America.
Now, things have escalated.
Russia 1 is now openly discussing the possibility of nuclear war. You can see the video at this link HERE.
In the video, Olga is interviewing State Duma deputy Alexei Zhuravlev and State Duma deputy Yevgeny Popov.
The translation of the interview is below.
Alexei Zhuravlev – “One Sarmat (missile) and that’s it – the British Isles are no more.”
Olga Skabeyeva – “But we are serious people.”
Zhuravlev – “And I am saying that seriously. They’re accusing us of state terrorism.”
Yevgeny Popov – “The UK also has nuclear weapons. No one will survive in this war. When you propose the strike with a Sarmat, do you understand that no one will survive? No one on the planet.”
Zhuravlev – “We’ll start with a blank slate.”
Olga – “Never say never.”
Zhuravlev – “Since we’re talking about these weapons, the question is can they shoot it down? This missile can’t be intercepted. Their abilities are limited. They say they can shoot it down – we’ll see about that.”
Olga – “Sarmats are not in Kaliningrad yet. From Kaliningrad to Berlin is 106 seconds. From Kaliningrad to Paris is 200 seconds. You’re interested in London – 202 seconds to London.”
Zhuravlev – “They need to be shown this picture. [Image is shown of timeline for a Sarmat missile to strike each of the European cities mentioned.] Guys, look at this picture. Count the seconds. Can you make it? [Mimics frantic movement.] Hello, it’s already here. That’s the way. Let them think about it. Get a stopwatch. Count 200 seconds. That’s how you talk to them. They don’t understand anything else.
What is a Sarmat missile?
Russia’s newest ICBM is an updated version of the Satan missile. While officially designated the RS-28, the Sarmat is commonly referred to as the Satan II. This silo-based ICBM was successfully tested by Russia just this past week, and 50 of these are allegedly under construction so far.
They have the capability to strike anywhere on the planet from their launching point and can use a number of different trajectories to do so. This is currently the heaviest ICBM in the world, having the capacity to carry up to 10 MIRVs (Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles) – essentially “miniature” nukes that launch out of the ICBM proper.
Each of these MIRVs can be loaded with a 750-kiloton nuclear warhead, and the Satan II carries a number of countermeasures that enable it to evade/destroy enemy air defenses. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, it is possible for a Satan II “to reliably breach any existing and future anti-ballistic missile defenses.”
In contrast, Satan II launching sites are equipped with Mozyr protection systems – a missile defense system/glorified shotgun that fires groupings of metal balls up to 3.7 miles into the sky to destroy incoming threats. All Satan II silos are capable of surviving a nuclear strike perchance the Mozyr system fails.
????????Today at 15:12 Moscow time, Sarmat, land-based intercontinental ballistic missile, was successfully launched from a silo at the Plesetsk state testing cosmodrome in Arkhangelsk Region. pic.twitter.com/xLsAUIDdIX
— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) April 20, 2022
???????? Successful launch of Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile was held today at Plesetsk Cosmodrome from a silo launcher.
???????? Here is HD footage. pic.twitter.com/lzmygsolp8
— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) April 20, 2022
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Things are escalating.
This news comes days after the Russian version of FEMA “accidentally” sent out a mass alert throughout Russia warning Russians to prepare for “a retaliatory nuclear strike from NATO countries.”
A retaliatory nuclear strike. You can read between the lines here, right?
According to Russia, this alert wasn’t government-sanctioned but instead was the work of hackers who gained access to the Russian FEMA’s operating system. For the record, Russia also stated that the Moskva sunk due to a fire and that they weren’t going to invade Ukraine. Believe the hacker story if you want.
Within the message, Russians were cautioned to “independently bring the basements of their houses, as well as nearby bomb shelters, into a habitable form.” The message also told Russians to store as much long-term food, fuel, and medicines as possible.
On the heels of this, Vladimir Putin has also recently warned that a “lightning-fast” response from Russia will be the end result if the United States or NATO gets involved further in the Ukrainian War. According to Putin, “We won’t boast about it. We’ll use them [hypersonic missiles/nukes] if needed.”
(In response?) DC is now talking about sending $33 billion in aid to Ukrainian soldiers.
You need to have a game plan.
Things are getting hotter. I highly recommend picking up a copy of Nuclear War Survival Skills and our Nuclear Survival Anthology. Learn how to build an ad hoc fallout shelter. Make sure you have enough food and water to last your family. Do you have an off-grid toilet if you have to spend two weeks in a fallout shelter (the minimum time Nuclear War Survival Skills recommends). Do you have the means to pump fresh air into that shelter? Do you have a sizable supply of medications put away?
This is not fearmongering. You are sitting on the brink of war, and these things are openly being discussed. What are you doing to prepare?
Aden Tate is a regular contributor to TheOrganicPrepper.com and TheFrugalite.com. Aden runs a micro-farm where he raises dairy goats, a pig, honeybees, meat chickens, laying chickens, tomatoes, mushrooms, and greens. Aden has three published books, The Faithful Prepper, The Prepper’s Guide to Post-Disaster Communications, and Zombie Choices. You can find his podcast The Last American on Preppers’ Broadcasting Network.