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Vladimir Putin’s massive, triple-decker war room revealed

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, second from right, stands with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, third from right, and presidential chief of staff Sergei Ivanov, left, as he listens to an explanation in the Defense Ministry control room during a meeting with senior military officials in Moscow on Dec. 19, 2014. (Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service/RIA Novosti via AP)

Vladimir Putin’s massive, triple-decker war room revealed

The Washington Post
By Andrew Roth
21 November 2015

MOSCOW — "Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the war room!"

It could have been a scene straight out of "Dr. Strangelove" when President Vladimir V. Putin stepped into the Russian Ministry of Defense's brand new, three-tiered, multibillion-dollar control center this week, for a war briefing that had its fair share of movie-like pageantry.

The fortified National Control Defense Center was Putin's first stop after officials confirmed that the Russian charter jet crash that claimed 224 lives last month was the result of an act of terror.

On movie-theater-size screens, live broadcasts showed long-range strategic bombers taking off from Russian air bases to fly sorties over Syria. Putin instructed commanders in Syria to "make contact with the French and work with them as allies" as Russia seeks a central role in a proposed anti-terrorist coalition.

But the real star of the show may have been the building itself, which is designed to be a new nerve center for the Russian military that will coordinate military action around the world, including ballistic missile launches and strategic nuclear deployments.

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1 comment :

  1. Wow, pretty impressive, Go Russia!! Finally someone is getting the job done and targeting the correct things.


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