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The claim of this question originates from a Twitter post in which a user claimed that they had "visuals " of the Russian military practicing missile strikes. This claim is false, but it was perpetuated by Russia's decision to revoke the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Treaty on Oct 17, 2023, this was a few days prior to the Twitter post being published. Additionally, on Oct. 25, 2023, the Russian Federation conducted training for a massive retaliatory nuclear strike. Despite the truth of these incidents, the video is completely falsified. The footage found in the video is a combination of clips from three movies: Terminator Genisys, Knowing, and Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

Sources: Fact Check: Did Russia Post Video Simulation of Nuclear Attack on US? (newsweek.com)

Did 'Russian Media' Post This Video of Russian Nuclear Attack on US? | Snopes.com

Russia Raises Nuclear Weapons Test Fears as It Pulls Out of Treaty (newsweek.com)

The nuclear deterrence forces of the Russian Federation conducted training for a massive retaliatory nuclear strike - North-West || Interfax Russia (interfax-russia.ru)

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by Journeyman (2.1k points)
This claim is false. Russian media did not post or create this video.

The video is a mix of clips from movies and television shows.

According to Snopes.com, the clips from 0:00 to 0:16 are from "Ghost Protocol." The clips from 0:17 to 0:33 are from "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan," and the remaining clips are from "Knowing."

According to Newsweek.com, there are also clips from "Terminator Genisys" and "Steel Rain" included in this video.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/russian-media-nuclear-strike-on-usa/

https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-russia-post-video-simulation-nuclear-attack-us-1841172
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