Zhirinovsky: No meteorites, It’s New US Weapons Test
"A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, raining fireballs over a vast area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged buildings and injured 1,200 people," reports Reuters. The vice speaker of State Duma, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, on the other hand, accuses United States of weapons test over Russia in brief coverage at themoscownews.com. “'There have been no meteorites. It was a new American weapons test,' Zhirinovsky said."Universe Today provides late update on meteor: "The Russian Academy of Sciences has estimated that the single 10-ton meteor entered the atmosphere at around 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and disintegrated 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) up." Is it meteor, weapons blast or paranoia of Russian politician? We may never know?