Russia has warned citizens that a nuclear war with the West could be imminent - sparked by clashes in the Middle East.
Zvezda, a nationwide TV service run by the country’s Ministry of Defence, said last week, ‘Schizophrenics from America are sharpening nuclear weapons for Moscow.’
Officials said on Friday that underground shelters had been built which could house 12 milion people - enough for the entire population of Moscow.
Russia has clashed with the Western powers over its policy in Syria - where it’s accused of bombing civilians - and the U.S suspended negotiations with the country yesterday.
Both Russia and NATO are still in the position to unleash global-scale nuclear attacks - and the weapons are armed and ready.
The Arms Control Association says, ‘United States and Russia still deploy more than 1,500 strategic warheads on several hundred bombers and missiles - far more than necessary to deter nuclear attack - and they are modernizing their nuclear delivery systems.