Russian Army's MI-28 attack helicopter flies as salute cannons fire during a show at a shooting range in Alabino, outside of Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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Russia's authorities should revive the old Cold War practice of training civilians on how to respond in the event of a large-scale nuclear attack, a senior government official said Friday.Speaking after a meeting of Russia's Security Council chaired by President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Rogozin, the deputy prime minister in charge the defense industry, said the United States was upsetting the nuclear balance by developing new weapons systems.Russia had no choice but to react to the aggressive capabilities of the United States, he said.The practice was abandoned under the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who with U.S. leaders negotiated a program of nuclear arms cuts that eased tensions.
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