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Old 09-24-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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Mertvaya Ruka - soviets coldwar Doomsday device - deadhand



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The point of the system, he explains, was to guarantee an automatic Soviet response to an American nuclear strike. Even if the US crippled the USSR with a surprise attack, the Soviets could still hit back. It wouldn't matter if the US blew up the Kremlin, took out the defense ministry, severed the communications network, and killed everyone with stars on their shoulders. Ground-based sensors would detect that a devastating blow had been struck and a counterattack would be launched.

The technical name was Perimeter, but some called it Mertvaya Ruka, or Dead Hand. It was built 25 years ago and remained a closely guarded secret. With the demise of the USSR, word of the system did leak out, but few people seemed to notice.


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Old 09-24-2009, 09:23 PM   #2
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I take your mertvaya ruka and raise you the brilliantovaya ruka

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Old 09-24-2009, 09:27 PM   #3
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