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Watch: Russian state TV threatens to destroy Wales with giant tidal wave in bizarre video

03 May 2022 2 minute read

Russian state TV has shown Wales being destroyed by a giant CGI tidal wave in a bizarre video.

A programme on Channel One presented by Dmitry Kiselyov suggested that one of the Russian navy’s submarines could shoot an underwater nuclear drone that would create a tidal wave large enough to completely engulf Wales and the rest of the British Isles.

It claims an explosion from the 100 megatonne warhead would cause a “gigantic tsunami wave up to 500m high”. Wales has 118 peaks over 600m.

The video ends by showing just the sea where Ireland and Britain used to be, without any suggestion as to how the tidal wave has dragged the entire landmass underwater.

Showing the simulation, the presenter says in the clip: “Another option is to plunge Britain into the depths of the sea using Russia’s unmanned underwater vehicle Poisedon.

“It approaches its target at a depth of 1km at a speed of 200km/h. There’s no way of stopping this underwater drone. The warhead on it has a yield of up to 100 megatonnes.

“The explosion of this thermonuclear torpedo by Britain’s coastline will cause a gigantic tsunami wave up to 500m high.

“Such a barrage alone also carries extreme doses of radiation. Having passed over the British Isles, it will turn what might be left of them into a radioactive desert.”

‘Reality’

Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin has already called on the Russian government to apologise for the clip, which only mentions plunging Britain “into the depths of the sea” and makes no mention of the Republic of Ireland.

“It’s very sinister, intimidatory-type tactics by the Russian Federation but I don’t think anyone’s going to be intimidated by it. I think it reflects a mind-set that is worrying and not in touch with reality,” he said.

Political parties in Wales have been united in their condemnation of Russian’s invasion of Ukraine, supporting sanctions on Russia and measures that help Ukraine.

Wales has become a ‘super sponsor’ of Ukrainian refugees and the Senedd has passed legislation to exempt Ukrainians from charges when using health services that would otherwise apply to overseas visitors.


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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago

Beat that Wallace and Gromit…after all Fat Shanks Johnson has done for Russia !

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Will this see a surge in Ark building in Wales, the price of Hill Forts has just shot up round my way…

Llinos
Llinos
4 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Yes. Holiday hill forts at that

Marc
Marc
4 months ago

Don’t worry Troy Tempest and Stingray will save us!

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
4 months ago

Haven’t we had enough valleys drowned in Wales now to have Russia threaten to flood us.?

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
4 months ago

I bet Andrew RT and his candidates support this?

Llinos
Llinos
4 months ago

I loved “Wales and the rest of The British Isles”. Just waiting for the Unionists to start bleating about that one.
Still, Vladimir “Goldmember” Putin’s descent into Bond villain continues apace. This seems appropriate though since both are absurd misogynistic anachronisms loved only by bitter old men.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago
Reply to  Llinos

I don’t know about an ‘iron curtain’ Russia will need a lead curtain if they carry on…

Gareth Evans
Gareth Evans
4 months ago
Reply to  Llinos

Loved the first part Llinos…not so much the second. Seems it’s in acceptable vogue for todays women to misogynize and generalise all men as ‘bitter old men’ when this is only accurate for a small minority. Thank you for the insult anyway.

Rob
Rob
4 months ago

Russian state TV pundits was recently advocating for a nuclear attack, stating ‘it doesn’t matter if we all die, we will go to heaven anyway.’ Scary times

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
4 months ago

Humans never learn. It’s always around a hundred years after a major war that we try to kill ourselves again. We have a few decades of ‘relative’ peace where the horrors of world war hold us back but as time goes by each new generation forgets more and more. My children are told, in school, there were major wars in the 20th but not the full extent of the horrors, many struggle with the dates and who fought who Yes, we try to remember but looking at the atrocities in Ukraine and you’ll see it’s all in vain. On the… Read more »

hdavies15
hdavies15
4 months ago
Reply to  Steve Duggan

British media contrived to cover up the full extent of horrors inflicted on Iraq and Afghanistan. Plenty of coverage of injury, death and heroism of UK foot soldiers and any atrocity attributable to Taliban/ISIS.AQ depending on location. But there were stacks more, often the result of US overkill in response to faulty intelligence hence the killing of innocent civilians. Or collateral damage as they like to call it.

Rob
Rob
4 months ago
Reply to  hdavies15

Not all the western media outlets are the same though. I’m pretty sure the Guardian and the Independent were critical of British and American actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. As was left leaning online platforms such as The Young Turks and The Majority Report with Sam Seder. The only news channel I remember that was openly advocating in favour of Iraq was Fox News.
Compare that to Russia where anyone speaking out against the war gets thrown in prison or sent to a gulag. Independent media is now banned in Russia.

Crwtyddol
Crwtyddol
4 months ago

What’s worrying is that a supposedly lucid, presumably experienced TV presenter can speak so matter of fact about death, destruction and long-term radioactivity as if it’s nothing. The Russians have painted themselves into a corner and a desperate man with nothing to lose might stop at nothing . They seem to be in total denial from reality and it will either end in Russia changing its politics or disaster for us all. I honestly think it’s finely balanced.

Mawkernewek
4 months ago

They’ve just picked out 100 megatons because that was the maximum yield of Tsar Bomba which was tested in Novaya Zemlya in 1961.
Actually they only tested a 50 megaton version of it, because the 100 megaton version would have required a larger fission component of the bomb, and they decided against testing the higher yield version due to the amount of radioactive fallout it would generate.

Karl
Karl
4 months ago

With the weather in Swansea as it is…would anyone notice. Natural disaster for anyone else, we call Wednesday.

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