40 MILLION RUSSIANS TO TAKE PART IN ‘EMERGENCY EVACUATION’ DRILL
A stunning 40 million Russians from all levels of government will take place in a civil defense “emergency evacuation” drill starting tomorrow.
Federal agencies, heads of regions, local authorities and other organizations will take part in the massive exercise, which runs from October 4-7. The simulation will include 200,000 “professional rescue units” and 50,000 pieces of equipment,”reports Interfax.
“Abnormal emergency rescue teams” will wargame “evacuation” procedures during a national crisis, according to the report.
According to Oleg Manuilov, the director of the Russian Civil Defence Department, the exercise will be a test run of how the population would respond to a “disaster occurrence” under an “emergency” situation.
The drill takes place amidst heightening tensions between the United States and Russia.
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