- "The hurricanes which have been
raging recently off the American coasts were created by Russian military
specialists. Using a special electromagnetic generator they have perfected
a secret meteorological weapon, capable of striking innocent people from
any distance and destroying their homes."
- This accusation was recently made by
some American meteorologists. Russian scientists did not even begin to
defend themselves because, in their opinion, if anyone is causing damage
to the climate, it is the Americans with their famous HAARP, "The
project for active research on `the northern lights', being to blame.
- "The base where this research is
taking place is a specially secured secret (Alaska) territory ," relates
the head scientist of the Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth and
doctor in physical-mathematical sciences Valeriy Rudakov.
- "It is enclosed by a barbed wire
fence, the perimeter is guarded by armed Marine Corps patrols, and the
air space over the research area is closed to all civil and military aircraft.
- Scientific journals maintain that the
HAARP can create artificial northern lights, can jam radar stations for
the early detection of launched ballistic missiles with interference, and
can contact submarines and find the enemy's secret underwater complexes.
Radio emissions from the installation are apparently able to penetrate
the earth's surface and then locate hidden bunkers and tunnels, burn out
electronic equipment and put satellites out of operation.
- But that is not all it can do. The main
pride of the project's founders is technology used to influence the atmosphere,
capable of causing changes in the weather, including artificial natural
disasters, such as torrential rain, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and
hurricanes of the strength of Rita and Katrina. Could that mean that their
countrymen, living off the southern American coast, were actually victims
of these experiments? In the opinion of our source, this possibility cannot
- The American military have long been
researching the possibility of influencing the weather. In 1946, the chemist
Vincent Schaefer from the corporation General Electric sprinkled one and
a half kilograms of dry ice out of an aeroplane over the Greylock mountains,
which caused huge snowfall. Several years later, the meteorologist Bernard
Vonnegut, brother of the famous writer, achieved the same effect by spraying
clouds with particles of iodide silver. By 1951 ten percent of US farmland
was watered artificially. During the Vietnam war a project was implemented
under the code name `Poppy'. From 1966 to 1972 the American aviation industry
made thousands of planes for dispersing reagents over the so-called `Ho-Chi
Minh trail' in the hope that the additional precipitation would make it
impassable for the North Vietnam forces.
- "Similar research has been carried
out in our country," continues Valeriy Rudakov. "The largest
of these was the "Sura" research facility 150km from Nizhniy
Novgorod, belonging to Radiophysical Research Institute. It is comparable
in its power with the American HAARP, although it carries out research
in a wholly different field: it has been studying acoustic processes in
- At the beginning of the 1980s workers
on the facility began to see anomalous phenomena, such as strange glowing,
and bright red balls, suspended motionlessly or streaking rapidly through
the sky. If the witnesses had not been physicists, they would have undoubtedly
come to the conclusion that flocks of UFOs had started gathering in the
region. But they knew that the reason for these phenomena was luminescent
light from plasma masses, resulting from "Sura" work.
- "After the collapse of the USSR,
work was stopped as funding was cut," notes our source. "The
apparatus began to rust, wild grass grew on the field. However several
years ago the "Sura" research work was resumed. Now the complex
takes part in international projects for research into the ionosphere,
and works alongside American scientists. In that case it is ridiculous
to blame Russia for creating natural disasters in America. Even if "Sura"
were capable of it"
- "Sura" is not the only complex
in Russia devoted to research into the weather. Similar experiments have
taken place in Novosibirsk , Tula and Khabarovsk . Professor Martynov,
head of the Tula project, managed to create an instrument to measure abnormalities
in the Earth's gravitational balance. Consequently it was able to correct
the signals it received and influence the weather. The experiments had
a military role and were developed to disturb the radar systems of any
potential enemy, hence the USA. Yet they were stopped 20 years ago. According
to Rudakov, "if climatic weapons do exist, then they have even been
made secret from the specialists".
- However, American meteorologist Scott
Stevens who initiated the accusations, considers himself better informed
than all other specialists. According to him, hurricanes `Rita' and `Katrina'
were artificially-created using a secret meteorological weapon, made by
Soviet scientists back in 1976, and in the near future the experiments
will be continued. "New hurricanes will be directed at major American
cities, marking the start of a `weather war'," Stevens told journalists.
"I personally have seen artificial clouds over the state of Montana,
and I started to feel ill"
- "It must be said that even in America
only a very small number of specialists have voiced their support of Stevens,"
concludes Rudakov. "Most scientists think that these accusations have
no basis in fact, as they are inconsistent with elementary laws of thermodynamics
and studies on hurricanes. In the same way, there is definitely no foundation
for accusing the USA of intentionally sending extraordinarily cold or thawing
weather to Russia."
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