Russia tells West to fear its Nuclear Arsenal Are the winds of the Cold War blowing again in 2015? According to a recent report, Russian military officials have taken to reminding the U.S. and its allies that Moscow’s nuclear arsenal remains potent and could be used to devastating effect, if need be, to defend the country. As reported by Reuters, the Russian military’s top general, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov, warned the West again in recent days that the country’s nuclear arsenal will ensure lasting military superiority over the West as multi-billion-dollar plans to modernize the country’s forces by 2020 begin. FULL REPORT