Nostalgia has been massive in the media for the last few years and in response, the Russian government have decided to whisk us all back to the 80s (when everything was great) with the threat of nuclear war.
The Independent are reporting the Russian premier Vladimir Putin has ordered his air force to prepare for a ‘time of war’ and that the country’s armed forces must prepare for a ‘snap check’.
Meanwhile, Russia’s state media agency TASS are reporting checks are being done to ensure troops are ready for battle.
Russia’s defence minister, Sergey Shoigu, is reported as saying:
In accordance with the decision by the Armed Forces Supreme Commander, a snap check of the Aerospace Forces began to evaluate readiness of the control agencies and troops to carry out combat training tasks.
Special attention should be paid to combat alert, deployment of air defence systems for a time of war and air groupings’ readiness to repel the aggression.
These slightly alarming preparations come as relations between the West and Russia continue to deteriorate, particularly between the NATO nations.
The U.S. President Donald Trump has also thrown fuel on the fire by criticising Russian military campaigns.
His preparations come amid increasing concern about tensions between Russia and many of the world’s largest superpowers. Donald Trump has both condemned Russia’s military campaigns, despite some critics being concerned he’s too close to Putin.
Russia has upped its military game in the last few months, pushing into the Arctic presumably to capture Santa, while also announcing plans to spend even more money on expanding their military.
And you thought Michael Bay’s Transformer films were the worst thing to come out of the nostalgia craze.
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Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
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