It’s no surprise that U.S.-Russia relations are in the dumper. The mainstream media has been pushing the Russia-Trump collusion story for more than a year and Hillary Clinton is on a worldwide pity tour blaming Russian interference for her 2016 loss in the presidential election.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken to whacking enemies in places like London, and President Trump on Tuesday threatened Russia — an ally of Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad, blamed for a recent chemical attack against rebels that left at least 40 dead — with missiles that are “nice and new and ‘smart!'”
Now a Kremlin-owned TV station in Russia is warning people about the coming of World War Three, suggesting they pack a bomb shelter full of all the things they’ll need when the rhetoric hits the fan.
Newscaster Alexey Kazakov said on Rossiya-24 that “it has become clear that events in this second Cold War develop a lot quicker. It’s only just started and, here you go, we already have Cuban Missile Crisis 2.0,” the U.K.’s Mirror reported.
The bomb shell advice included stated: “The food supply for doomsday includes many items but the main idea behind packing an emergency stock is less sweets, more water.”
Viewers were told to pack rice – “it can be stored for up to eight years, oatmeal for three to seven years.”
The Russian favourite of buckwheat only lasts one year, they were informed.
“Obviously, you can survive on tinned meat for quite a while – up to five years, while canned fish keeps for not more than two years.
“Of course it is hard to do without milk, at least powdered, sugar and salt.
“Russian tradition suggests we should buy pasta in times of cataclysms.
“But professional survivors do not recommend taking this product into bomb shelters.”
“Professional survivors”? Can someone really make a living doing that? If so, aren’t all of us already due some cash?
Experts “say that it is also necessary to take supplies of medicines with iodine that help body deal with radiation”.
The report said panic was worse in America, adding: “It is interesting whether Russians believe this nonsense.
“After electing (Donald) Trump, the business of American producers of bomb shelters is booming.”
Meanwhile, Trump — who undiplomatically ramped up the rhetoric by telling Russia to “get ready” — tried to walk back his threat, saying he “never said when an attack on Syria would take place.”
So yeah, you might want to go ahead and start stockpiling water. And if you’re in Russia, vodka.