Did you know that the Russians have a massive underground complex in
the Ural mountains that has been estimated to be approximately 400
square miles in size?
In other words, it is roughly as big as the area inside the Washington
These days, most Americans just assume that the Russians are "our
friends" and that a war with Russia could never possibly happen.
Today, 81 percent of Russians have a negative opinion of the United States.
Are our two countries taking more and more steps towards World War III?
Judge for yourself...Back in the 1990s, the Clinton administration was deeply concerned
about the construction of this enormous complex deep inside Yamantau
mountain, but they could never seem to get any straight answers from the
Russians. The command center for this complex is rumored to be 3,000
feet directly straight down from the summit of this giant rock quartz
mountain. And of course U.S. military officials will admit that there
are dozens of other similar sites throughout Russia, although most of
them are thought to be quite a bit smaller. But that is not all that
the Russians have been up to. For example, Russian television has
reported that 5,000 new emergency nuclear bomb shelters were scheduled
to have been completed in the city of Moscow alone by the end of 2012.
Most Americans don’t realize this, but the Russians have never stopped
making preparations for nuclear war. Meanwhile, the U.S. government has
essentially done nothing to prepare our citizens for an attack. The
assumption seems to be that a nuclear attack will probably never happen,
and that if it does it will probably mean the end of our civilization
Needless to say, the Russians are very secretive about their massive
underground facility at Yamantau mountain, and no American has ever been
inside. The following is what Wikipedia has to say about it…
Large excavation projects have been observed by U.S.
satellite imagery as recently as the late 1990s, during the time of
Boris Yeltsin’s government after the fall of the Soviet Union. Two
garrisons, Beloretsk-15 and Beloretsk-16, were built on top of the
facility, and possibly a third, Alkino-2, as well, and became the closed
town of Mezhgorye in 1995. They are said to house 30,000 workers each.
Repeated U.S. questions have yielded several different responses from
the Russian government regarding Mount Yamantaw. They have said it is a
mining site, a repository for Russian treasures, a food storage area,
and a bunker for leaders in case of nuclear war. Responding to questions
regarding Yamantaw in 1996, Russia’s Defense Ministry stated: “The
practice does not exist in the Defense Ministry of Russia of informing
foreign mass media about facilities, whatever they are, that are under
construction in the interests of strengthening the security of Russia.”
Large rail lines serve the facility.
Back in 1996, the New York Times reported
on the continuing construction of this site. U.S. officials were quite
puzzled that the Russians were continuing to build it even though the
Cold War was supposedly over at that point…
In a secret project reminiscent of the chilliest days of
the cold war, Russia is building a mammoth underground military complex
in the Ural Mountains, Western officials and Russian witnesses say.
Hidden inside Yamantau mountain in the Beloretsk area of the southern
Urals, the project involves the construction of a huge complex served
by a railroad, a highway and thousands of workers.
Within the U.S. intelligence community, there was a tremendous amount
of debate at that time regarding the purposes of this facility, but
what everyone agreed on was that it was going to be absolutely massive…
A report in Sovetskaya Rossiya said the project involves
construction of a railroad, a modern highway and towns for tens of
thousands of workers and their families.
“The complex is as big as the Washington area inside the Beltway,” said an American official familiar with intelligence reports.
In 1998, in a rare public comment, then-Commander of the
U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) Gen. Eugene Habinger, called Yamantau
“a very large complex — we estimate that it has millions of square feet
available for underground facilities. We don’t have a clue as to what
they’re doing there.”
It is believed to be large enough to house 60,000 persons, with a
special air filtration system designed to withstand a nuclear, chemical
or biological attack. Enough food and water is believed to be stored at
the site to sustain the entire underground population for months on end.
A few years after that, in 2003, there was an article in the Washington Post by Bruce G. Blair in which Yamantau was mentioned as a potential key target for U.S. nuclear war planners…
Die-hard [U.S.] nuclear war planners actually have their
eyes on targets in Russia and China, including missile silos and
leadership bunkers. For these planners, the Cold War never ended. Their
top two candidates [i.e., targets] in Russia are located inside the
Yamantau and Kosvinsky mountains in the central and southern Urals.
Both were huge construction projects begun in the late 1970s, when
U.S. nuclear firepower took special aim at the Communist Party’s
leadership complex. Fearing a decapitating strike, the Soviets sent tens
of thousands of workers to these remote sites, where U.S. spy
satellites spotted them still toiling away in the late 1990s.
But the Russians have not just been building giant underground facilities deep in the Urals.
They have also been constructing thousands of new underground bomb shelters in major cities such as Moscow.
The following is an excerpt from an RT article in 2010… Nearly 5,000 new emergency bomb shelters will be built in Moscow by 2012 to save people in case of potential attacks.
Moscow authorities say the measure is urgent as the shelters
currently available in the city can house no more that half of its
In the last 20 years, the area of air-raid defense has been developed
little, and the existing shelters have become outdated. Moreover, they
are located mostly in the city center, which makes densely populated Moscow outskirts especially vulnerable in the event of a nuclear attack.
In order to resolve the issue, the city has given
architects 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 apartment blocks, shopping centers, sport complexes and
parks, as in case of attack people will need to reach the shelters
within a minute.
Of course all of this construction cost the Russians a lot of money.
One estimate put the cost at “anywhere from half a billion to a billion dollars”…
Though the bunkers are supposed to be designed to shelter
the population in the event of a nuclear attack, government officials
say it’s only a precaution and they do not expect such an attack or
nuclear outbreak (e.g. Chernobyl) to occur. Neither RT or the Russian government provided estimates for the cost of the facilities. A Popular Mechanics article that
reviewed a number of different types of bunkers and building practices
had varying prices depending on the type of shelter. Since the proposed
Russian bunkers would hold roughly 1000 people each (based on the
population count and other details), one could estimate that the lowest
price point for a bunker this size, with basic necessities like
bathrooms and reserve food for a day or two, may run in the area of
around $100,000 – $200,000. This would put a conservative price tag for
5000 shelters anywhere from half a billion to a billion dollars. A
significant investment, indeed.
So what about us?
Has the U.S. government constructed any bunkers for the survival of the general population in the United States?
Of course not. In the event of a nuclear war, I guess they just expect pretty much all of us to die.
The Russians also recently finished work on a brand new national defense center in Moscow that contains extensive underground facilities…
Russia is launching a new national defense facility,
which is meant to monitor threats to national security in peacetime, but
would take control of the entire country in case of war.
The new top-security, fortified facility in Moscow includes several
large war rooms, a brand new supercomputer in the heart of a
state-of-the-art data processing center, underground facilities, secret
transport routes for emergency evacuation and a helicopter pad, which
was deployed for the first time on Nov. 24 on the Moscow River. The
Defense Ministry won’t disclose the price tag for the site, but it is
estimated at the equivalent of several billion dollars.
In addition, the Russians have also been developing a new
anti-ballistic missile system that is designed to keep U.S. nuclear
missiles from getting to their targets in the first place.
The U.S. doesn’t have anything like the S-500 that is currently being
developed by the Russians. At the latest, it is scheduled to be
deployed in 2017, but there are rumors that it is already starting to be
deployed today. The following comes from military-today.com…
The S-500 is not an upgrade of the S-400, but a new design. It uses a lot of new technology and is superior to the S-400. It
was designed to intercept ballistic missiles. It is planned to have a
range of 500-600 km and hit targets at altitudes as high as 40 km.
Some sources claim that this system is capable of tracking 5-20
ballistic targets and intercepting up to 5-10 ballistic targets
simultaneously. It can defeat ballistic missiles traveling at 5-7
kilometers per second. It has been reported that this air defense system can also target low orbital satellites.
It is planned that the S-500 will shield Moscow and the regions around
it. It will replace the current A-135 anti-ballistic missile system. The S-500 missiles will be used only against the most important targets, such as intercontinental ballistic missiles, AWACS and jamming aircraft.
Sadly, most Americans are not interested in this stuff at all.
These days, most Americans just assume that the Russians are “our
friends” and that a war with Russia could never possibly happen.
What they don’t realize is that the Russian people see things very, very differently. Today, 81 percent of
Russians have a negative opinion of the United States. Our
interference in the conflict in Ukraine has made the Russian people very
angry, and there are many over there that now believe that a shooting
war with the United States is inevitable.
And this week things between the United States and Russia got even
more tense. Barack Obama has already announced that we will be sending
“non-lethal” military aid to the Ukrainians, but now the U.S. House of
Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a resolution that calls for Obama to send “lethal” military aid to the government in Kiev…
Yesterday, in a vote that largely slid under the radar,
the House of Representatives passed a resolution urging Obama to send
lethal aid to Ukraine, providing offensive, not just “defensive” weapons
to the Ukraine army – the same insolvent, hyperinflating Ukraine which,
with a Caa3/CC credit rating, last week started preparations to
issue sovereign debt with a US guarantee, in essence making it a part
of the United States (something the US previously did as a favor to
Egypt before the Muslim Brotherhood puppet regime was swept from power
by the local army).
The resolution passed with broad bipartisan support by a count of 348 to 48. According to DW,
the measure urges Obama to provide Ukraine with “lethal defensive
weapon systems” that would better enable Ukraine to defend its territory
from “the unprovoked and continuing aggression of the Russian
“Policy like this should not be partisan,” said House Democrat Eliot
Engel, the lead sponsor of the resolution. “That is why we are rising
today as Democrats and Republicans, really as Americans, to say enough
is enough in Ukraine.”
If Obama does decide to send lethal military aid to the Ukrainians, the Russians are going to flip out. Sadly, neither side seems very interested in peace at this point.
We just continue to take even more steps along the road toward World
War III, and it is a war that the United States is completely and
utterly unprepared for.