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Russian TV host discusses 'ideal weather' for nuclear strikes on NATO

Meteorologist at the propagandist's. "Perfect weather for a nuclear attack"
Meteorologist at the propagandist's. "Perfect weather for a nuclear attack"
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5:46 AM EST, March 9, 2024

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Solovyov stirs nuclear fears once more

Vladimir Solovyov, a Kremlin mouthpiece who earns an annual salary exceeding 1.5 billion rubles (around $20.8 million) from Putin for his propaganda efforts, has raised eyebrows again.

During his show, meteorologist Yevgeny Tishkovets claimed that "the weather is perfect for conducting nuclear attacks on NATO countries."

This declaration astounded even those long familiar with Kremlin propaganda. "You won't find a weather forecast like this anywhere else in the world," noted Julia Davis of Russian Media Monitor.

Just days prior on his program, Solovyov suggested that "Europe should be obliterated."

- We constantly cleanse Europe of filth. How are we harming them? We uphold true European values - he pontificated on the state-run channel Rossija1.

Russia sets a historical low threshold for nuclear use

In late February, the "Financial Times" reported that Russia had lowered the bar for the use of tactical nuclear weapons to an unprecedented public level. "The Kremlin could resort to this armament early in a conflict with another superpower," according to Russian military documents.

Russian tactical nuclear weapons, deliverable via missiles from land, sea, or air, are designed for limited battlefield use in Europe and Asia. This contrasts with larger "strategic" weapons meant for strikes against the USA. However, as the "FT" highlighted, even modern tactical warheads can unleash significantly more energy than the bombs the Americans dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945.

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