Russia’s Belgorod, a nuclear-powered submarine, that measures 603’ in length, has been reported missing by NATO recently according to “LaRepubblica,” an Italian newspaper.
The Belgorod, launched in 2019 and commissioned on July 8, 222, is armed with six Poseidon nuclear torpedoes that can be controlled by underwater drones that reportedly can travel 6,000 miles to deliver a nuclear blast offshore that would cause a 1,600’ radio-active tidal wave capable of inundating any city along the coastline.
The Belgorod, which is 50’ wide, was previously stationed at its Russian base in the Arctic Circle, but its whereabouts has been reported widely in media to be unknown, motivating the likes of Glen Beck to speculate on his TV show about where it might be heading.
Russia, the world’s No. 1 nuclear power in terms of the number of nuclear warheads, has 5,977 compared to the 5,428 listed for the U.S.
According to a poll of Americans conducted by “Decision Desk/News Nation,” America’s No. 1 threat is Russia according to 39% of those polled. China and Iran polled second and third respectively.
“Naval News” reported that the Belgorod was spotted on Sept. 22 and Sept. 27 on the surface of the Barents Sea, north of Kola Peninsula.
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, speculation concerning the Belgorod’s location and the purpose of its positioning has circulated through social media, heightening tensions concerning Vladimir Putin’s verbal threats to use tactical nuclear weapons.
Russian submarines have some of the best stealth capabilities of any submarines in the world, and as of Mon., Oct. 3, the location of the Belgorod remained unknown.
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