— Christophe Robin (@XopheRobin) November 21, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThe Vladimir Putin dick-waving extravaganza continues. First Russia “accidentally” “leaked” “top-secret” plans for unclear torpedo system. Then Russia blitzkrieged any and all opponents of Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad with a massive naval and aerial onslaught. Now the Russian leader is flaunting his newly constructed three-tiered, multi-billion-rouble National Control Defense Center. The Russian Ministry of Defense’s new command center is designed to coordinate action by the Russian military around the world, including launches of ballistic missiles and the deployment of nuclear weapons. Sergei Shoigu said the Center represents a step toward “forming a single information space for solving tasks in the interests of the country’s defense.”
— Lewis Shepherd (@lewisshepherd) November 22, 2015
It is Moscow’s answer to the Unites States’ Pentagon, but one Russian military official boasted that it is bigger and outperforms the U.S. counterpart by threefold. The war room is situated in Moscow, just over two miles from Red Square. The facility was completed in 2014, but press did not have access to the center until last week. The fortified facility is part of a decade-long modernization of the Russian army which cost hundreds of billions of dollars, The Washington Post reports.
Rory Challands, Russia correspondent for Al Jazeera English, made an astute observation.
Putin getting a briefing on latest strikes in Syria in new defence ministry command centre that is VERY James Bond. pic.twitter.com/u8kjkxLxnn
— Rory Challands (@rorychallandsAJ) November 17, 2015
I think Dr. Evil is in awe.