World War III Update: Cold War inspires interactive Red Button Quest game in Russia

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The spectre of a nuclear holocaust has led to the development of an interactive game in which the objective is to find the nuclear launch codes and deactivate a hidden red button already pressed by a mad Russian general. Cubiculum

Since speculations of a World War III, started in mid-October after We Are Anonymous claimed that Pentagon had admitted a global war is imminent, rumors have lessened despite deployment of Russian warships. On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin assured the country would not attack anyone, although NATO is apparently building up forces in the Baltic region despite the assurance.

The biggest fear stoked by the speculations is if it would trigger a nuclear war amid the disclosure by Russia of new missiles that could decimate big parts of the US. The spectre of a nuclear holocaust has led to the development of an interactive game in which the objective is to find the nuclear launch codes and deactivate a hidden red button already pressed by a mad Russian general.

According to CNN, it is the latest game in Russia supposed to occur in a room that looks like a nuclear bunker during the Soviet era in which several Russians attempt to beat time to avert catastrophe in the US. CNN notes that amid current tensions with Russia, the game feels a little unsettling.

Although it is just an interactive game, in reality, Russia has been conducting mass training exercise to prepare citizens for a chemical or nuclear attack. But experts say an all-out conflict between Russia and the west is unlikely because of the principle of Mutually Assured Destruction which it a deterrent like what happened during the Cold War.

On its part, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the organization does not see confrontation with Russia or wants another Cold War. He clarifies that deploying 4,000 more soldiers to eastern Europe targets to prevent and not provoke conflict, BBC reports.

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