Is Syria really so important? We're supporting the wrong side too, btw. Nuclear war 'IMMINENT' as Russia tells citizens to find out where the closest bunkers are NUCLEAR war could be imminent as Russia told its citizens to urgently prepare for a devastating radioactive conflict as relations with the West stoop to their lowest since the Cold War. By PATRICK CHRISTYS PUBLISHED: 02:09, Fri, Oct 14, 2016 | UPDATED: 07:41, Fri, Oct 14, 2016 6K GETTY Russia told its citizens to find their nearest nuclear bunker amid WW3 fears A terrifying Russian television broadcast explicitly told civilians to find out where their nearest bomb shelter is and repeatedly asked viewers if they were ready for nuclear war. One apocalyptic broadcast told viewers on Moscow's state-owned TV channel NTV: "If it should one day happen, every one of you should know where the nearest bomb shelter is. It’s best to find out now." RELATED ARTICLES Now Russia strengthening ties with CHINA after Turkey alliance Russia secretly undermining the West as support gathers for Putin The enraged host, Evgeny Kiselyov, blasted America's "impudent behaviour" and spent two hours warning that a conflict could take "nuclear dimensions". Aggressive posturing from Russia in recent weeks has seen the state force 40 million of its citizens to take part in a massive defence drill to prepare them for a nuclear holocaust. Russia’s military announced it would run the country-wide drill in preparation of a large-scale war. GETTY Tensions are mounting between Putin and Obama over the Syrian conflict The governor of St Petersburg clarified what bread rations people could expect should Russia come under attack – 300 grams for 20 days. The Kremlin also ordered nuclear capable missiles to be rolled into a base in mainland Europe, on an enclave near Poland called Kaliningrad. It comes as Russia vowed to shoot down any American fighter planes that attack President Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria.