Andrey Gurulyov, a member of Russia's defence committee and close ally of Vladimir Putin sent a warning to London that the English capital would be the first to be bombed should World War Three break out.
Speaking on Russian state TV, Mr Gurulyov said: "The first to be hit will be London. It's crystal clear that the threat to the world comes from the Anglo-Saxons." He exclaimed that the West would be "cut off" and all power supplies would be "destroyed".
Andrey Gurulyov is a member of the pro-Putin United Russia party and a former military commander, he said: "We'll destroy the entire group of the enemy's space satellites during the first air operation. No one will care if they are American or British, we would see them all as NATO.
"Second, we'll mitigate the entire system of anti-missile defence, everywhere and 100 percent. Third, we certainly won't start from Warsaw, Paris, or Berlin. The first to be hit will be London. It's crystal clear that the threat to the world comes from the Anglo-Saxons."
"In the third stage, I shall see what the USA will tell Western Europe on continuing their fight in the cold, without food and electricity. I wonder how they (the US) will manage to stay aside."
"This is the rough plan, and I deliberately leave out certain moments because they are not to be discussed on TV."