FACT CHECK: No, Russia Did Not Post A Video Simulating A Nuclear Attack On The U.S.

Elias Atienza | Senior Reporter

A video shared on Facebook claims Russia posted a video simulating a nuclear attack on the United States.

Verdict: False

The video shows a compilation of videos from television shows and movies.

Fact Check:

Social media users have been sharing a video claiming to show a simulation of a Russian nuclear attack. This particular post reads, “Russian strategic nuclear forces held an exercise involving a massive retaliatory counter strike in response to an enemy nuclear attack on the federation.”

The video, though, does not show a Russian simulation. The video takes clips from Battlestar Galactica, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and other movies. For example, the first part of the video comes from Battlestar Galactica.

Other parts showing nuclear missiles are from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. The parts showing the destruction of cities in the U.S. are taken from Knowing and the Terminator: Genisys.

The video was also debunked by Newsweek’s fact-checking team, which noted that the video was shared on X as well. It rated the claim as false. RELATED: No, U.S. Troops Didn’t Die In A Recent Battle With Hamas)

Russia did conduct a “massive” nuclear strike drill on Oct. 26, according to Al Jazeera. Russia Today, a Russian state media outlet, published video of the drill on X.

“Russia’s military has conducted an extended and detailed drill of executing a massive, retaliatory nuclear strike,” reads the tweet.

Elias Atienza

Senior Reporter
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