Cold War rhetoric present in Russian propaganda statements over the situation in Crimea.
March 17, 2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Yesterday’s statement by the über-propagandist [Dmitry] Kiselyov on the “Russia One” channel provoked great reaction. Putin’s Jolly Jester suddenly started broadcasting, “Russia is the only country in the world that is actually capable of turning the U.S. into radioactive dust.” Then, he started to scare the viewers with Perimeter [also known as Dead Hand], “our system of guaranteed nuclear retaliation.”
In order to fully enjoy the charming stupidity of Mr. Kiselyov, we must take a short detour back in history. In particular, we must remember that at the beginning of the nuclear arms race, the United States and the USSR have been constantly solving the problem of guaranteed nuclear retaliation, i.e.: creating a system capable of launching a nuclear response at the enemy under any circumstances – even if the…
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