Para bellum? Russian TV advises viewers on essentials in bomb shelter


A list of food products that may be of use in a shelter.

Russia might be undefeatable, but the enemies’ feasible attacks should be taken into accout, Kremlin propagandists admit when handing out ‘practical tips’ in a TV broadcast.

One of the secrets of survival in a shelter is ‘fewer sweet things, more water’, Evgeniy Tishkovets, a journalist at TV station Rossiya-24, told viewers.

“A human being can get by two or three weeks without food,but the lack of water kills much faster. An adult man needs no less than 2.5 liters of water a day, children and nursing mothers need twice as much. 3.5 liters of water per person will be spent on preparing meals and 21 liters – on sanitary and hygienic needs,” the reporter instructed.

According to him, rice, which can be stored for up to 8 years, is the best option for shelter. Oat groats, canned food, olive oil and powdered milk is also a good choice. Rossiya-24 warned against stockpiling buckwheat, pasta, chocolate and condensed milk as their storage life is shorter.

The author of the material also reminded everyone who intends to hide in shelter of the necessity to keep the temperature not exceeding 20-22 degrees so that food products would not go bad.

On April 7, air bombs with chemical weapons, which killed at least 70 Syrians in the area beyond the control of the Asad troops, led to an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. Western countries have little doubt that the troops of Assad, Russia, and Iran are responsible for the chemical attack in the Syrian city of Duma, the last stronghold of the Syrian opposition in the province of East Guta.

On April 11, president Donald Trump announced that the United States might carry out a missile strike on Syria.

In turn, Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin said that Moscow reserved the right to shoot down any missiles fired at Syria. In response, Trump offered Russia to ‘get ready’.

Russian state-run media have been long covering the Russia-West relations in terms of war. Four years ago, after the annexation of Crimea, Kremlin mouthpiece Dmitry Kiselyov proudly informed viewers that Russia was the only state that was able to ‘turn the US into radioactive ash’.

In March 2018, Putin unveiled the list of their new strategic weapons. In particular, he claimed that Moscow had developed cruise missiles with ‘practically unlimited range’. Russia had to build them to counter the potential threat posed by the U.S. missile defense system, the president explained.

“No one has listened to us. You will listen to us from now. One has failed to bring Russia down,” he said.

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