Russian Space Forces Not Ready for Alien Invasion
The Russian Space Forces, an actual real branch of the Russian military (with on-again, off-again independence historically) is not in very good shape if war breaks out with some other planet.
“We are unfortunately not ready to fight extraterrestrial civilizations,” conceded Sergey Berezhnoy, the deputy chief of the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Centre, who was asked about the forces’ readiness for defending against extraterrestial incursions.
The Titov Centre has been around since 1957, and was eventually just part of the Soviet space program, before its attention turned primarily toward orbital defense, preparation that included not just the prospect of exchanges with other Earth factions in orbit (and missile exchanges), but also at least some preliminary examination of what will happen if and when things get real on a galactic scale.
Of course it’s hard to imagine how anyone could really prepare to fight a whole different species that hasn’t been discovered yet with entirely unknown capabilities, and agendas, but Russian officials don’t seem optimistic about their Space Forces getting “ready” any time soon, noting that there are an awful lot of problems on the planet that are actually taking precedent over the entirely theoretical one.