Russia launches new giant submarine
The russian navy has started sea trials of the nuclear submarine K-329 Belgorod (Oscar-ii Class) on June 25. Belgorod, the largest submarine built in 30 years, has been tested in the White Sea on Russia’s north coast. After 28 years of construction, it is expected to be approved for use later this year.
Estimates of the exact size of the submarine vary. Forbes estimates the length of Belgorod’s hull at 604 feet. That’s about the size of six end-to-end blue whales. It is the longest submarine in the world and the heaviest built in Russia since the Cold War. An anonymous source said taste that Belgorod must join the Russian Pacific Fleet.
The submarine will be nuclear powered and equipped with six Poseidon 2M39 torpedoes. Poseidon, dubbed an “apocalyptic” device, can strike the ocean floor with a thermonuclear explosion of 100 megatons. It would create a radioactive tsunami that could wipe out entire cities. We wrote on April 15: “The resulting waves would cover thousands of miles of land, rendering the area uninhabitable for decades. Poseidon torpedoes can be deployed from anywhere in the world and cannot be stopped by any conventional weapon. The Poseidon torpedoes will not be ready for deployment for a few years, which means Belgorod will not be fully operational in the immediate future.
Belgorod will function as Losharik’s “mother ship”, a 200-foot-long submarine designed for work on the seabed. Losharik is believed to be a “sub-spy” designed to exploit or cut submarine communications cables.
Centuries ago, Peter the Great saw that if Russia was to become a great power, it needed a great navy. Russian President Vladimir Putin took Peter’s vision and followed it. Belgorod is a giant statement from Moscow that Russia is serious.
What kind of business? Consider that Belgorod is named after a town on the border with Ukraine.
The launch of Belgorod follows an incident off the coast of Crimea, when a British warship approached the waters of the peninsula. Great Britain recognizes Crimea as Ukrainian territory and wanted to demonstrate it. Russia claims to have fired warning shots at the British ship for entering its waters; the British government disputes this account.
The circumstances would be very different if a ship like the Belgorod had fired a warning shot.
In the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008, Trumpet Editor-in-Chief Gerald Flurry wrote: “Russia’s attack on Georgia in August marks the start of a dangerous new era in history. It was the first military strike of a rising Asian superpower, and there will be more! … We have seen the start of a new era!
Since then, Putin has restored Russia as one of the great world powers. Little by little, he swallowed up Ukrainian territory. He launched several brazen chemical weapons attacks against enemies. He designed Russia’s political system to make him the longest-serving Russian ruler since Peter the Great. Recent history proves that 2008 was just the beginning of a dangerous new direction for Russia.
The launch of Belgorod shows that, like Tsar Peter before him, Mr. Putin is seizing the seas.
Mr. Flurry writes in his free booklet The “Prince of Russia” prophesied: “Russia is the most dangerous and aggressive nuclear superpower in the world today. This surely means that Russia must be discussed in Bible prophecy. If you know its old biblical name, you can find prophecies about this nation in the Old and New Testaments.
One of the most important prophecies is found in Ezekiel 38: “And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him ”(verses 1-2).
Who is this “great prince of Meshech and Tubal”?
Meshech, designated in ancient records as Musku, Muski or Mushki, refers to the Russian spelling of Moscow (Russian, Moscow). Tubal refers to the city of Tobolsk, named after the Tobol River, in Siberia. Although small now, it was once the administrative capital of the Tsar in Asiatic Russia.
Meanwhile, the word “chief”, poorly translated in the King James version, is actually a proper name: Rosh (compare with the name of Russia in the Russian language, Rossiya). Verse 2 should read: “the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal”. Or in modern English, “the prince of Russia, Moscow and Tobolsk”.
We think Vladimir Putin is that man.
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