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Russia State Media Says Putin Could Turn USA to ‘radioactive ash’

Russian President Putin watches the launch of a missile during naval exercises in Russia's Arctic ...

Russian state television’s leading anchor said last Sunday that Russia could effectively turn the United States to radioactive ash. The incendiary comment comes as tension between the United States and Russia are at an all time high for recent years, amidst the outcome of the Crimean referendum. Since his comments were made, we now know for certain that an  overwhelming majority of Crimeans have voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia.

“Russia is the only country in the world realistically capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash,” the anchor Dmitry Kiselyov said during his weekly news show.

Kiselyov made the comment on Rossiya 1 television, which is widely acknowledged as state media. He suggested that the actions and statements made by US President Barack Obama are borne out of fear of President Vladimir Putin

In the studio, Kiselyov stood before a gigantic image of a mushroom cloud, as well as the words “into radioactive ash”.

“Americans themselves consider Putin to be a stronger leader than Obama,” he continued.

“Why is Obama phoning Putin all the time and talking to him for hours on end?” he asked the viewers.

Kiselyov was hand-picked by Putin last year to head the new Russia Today news agency that is due to replace the soon to be liquidated RIA Novosti news agency.

“Even if people in all our command posts after an enemy atomic attack cannot be contacted, the system will automatically fire our missiles from mines and submarines in the right direction,” the anchor added.

The pro-opposition news site slon.ru took Kiselyov’s comments as a direct threat from the man hand-picked to head up Russian state media himself.

“This evening… Dmitry Kiselyov threatened the United States with a nuclear strike if the conflict over Crimea deepens,” the site said.

(Article by M.B. David; image via Sina)

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