During his evening programme tonight, Russian state TV presenter Dmitry Kiselyov delivered a monologue in which he posed the question: “why do we need a world if Russia’s not in it?”
He was considering President Putin’s announcement today that he is putting Russia’s nuclear forces on high alert.
“In total our submarines are capable of launching over 500 nuclear warheads, which guarantees the destruction of the US and all Nato countries to boot,” he said on his Vesti Nedeli show.
“That’s according to the principle ‘why do we need a world if Russia’s not in it?’
“Russia’s nuclear weapons are also delivered by the fastest strategic bombers in the world,” he said, adding that “we won’t even talk about our Strategic Rocket Forces”.
“In total, Russia’s nuclear capability is the most powerful in the world,” he said.
“Now Russia’s entire nuclear triad has been placed on special alert. Putin warned them. Don’t try to frighten Russia.”