Russia also conducted a series of intercontinental ballistic missile tests this week, launching three missiles in a single day. Two of the nuclear-capable missiles were launched from submarines off Russia’s Pacific coast, the third was fired from an inland launch pad, RIA Novosti reported.
What a Catastrophe Might Look Like
Still, despite the threats, the display has sometimes shown its seams. In the NTV reportwarning people to identify their nearest fallout shelter, the presenter interviewed a retired colonel "showing several possible scenarios of the catastrophe" on a map.
The “map” turned out to be a U.S. video game based on nuclear conflict.
Every Neighborhood Needs a Good Bomb Shelter
Most Russians don’t take the war talk seriously, laughing off the idea on the street. Most take a more realistic view of whether there's actually need to find a bomb-shelter. A photo being shared on social media showed an apartment block in suburban Moscow where pranksters or enterprising fraudsters had posted a flier asking residents to donate cash to build a neighborhood bomb shelter.
“Hurry,” the flier said. “Places are limited.”