WATCH – Russia ‘moves to protect government buildings, neighbourhoods and Putin´s home’

WATCH – Russia moves to protect government buildings, neighbourhoods and Putin´s home

Russian S-400 defence system - Image Karasev Viktor /

Russia has reportedly moved to protect government buildings, neighbourhoods and the president’s home by installing air defence systems in all of these areas.

Social media began filling up with footage purporting to be of these systems being installed in the most unusual places, leaving many to wonder what is going on.

Russia’s high command has been notorious in spreading misinformation throughout its invasion of Ukraine, however, including in what it shares online and on social media channels.  In January 2022, the European Union banned Russian-controlled media, while social media giants including Facebook did the same over misinformation concerns.

Amongst the most bizarre installations has been the hoisting of a mobile air defence unit onto the roof of the 10-story Ministry of Defence building in Moscow.

They are also being installed on a number of high-rise buildings

And even around Putin´s home.

Some have said the move is to protect government buildings, neighbourhoods and Putin´s home from Ukraine drones, but the action does raise questions about what Russia thinks is bout to happen next. This after Putin once again claimed to be winning the war.

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