Not much is revealed about our main character. We follow her through post-apocalyptic locations as she fights against bizarre monsters that have wreaked havok on the world. She is seen wearing a shiny green and white bodysuit, with hair pulled up into a long ponytail.
She appears to possess impressive acrobatic capabilities, effortlessly manoeuvring herself out of harms way as she slices up a variety of foes. A scientist's announcement Friday that her group had produced the first cloned human being triggered skepticism from researchers, condemnation from some religious groups and a federal investigation.
The 7-pound baby was born Thursday by Caesarean section and will be home in three Eve Of Destruction, said Brigitte Boisselier, a chemist and CEO of Clonaid, the company that did the experiment. She wouldn't say where the baby was born; she did say the birth was at a. Boisselier said the baby, dubbed "Eve" by the scientists, is a clone of a year-old American woman and was born outside the United States, but wouldn't specify where.
The woman donated the DNA for the cloning process, had the resulting embryo implanted and then gestated the baby, Boisselier said.
If confirmed, that would make the child an exact genetic duplicate of her mother — the same as an identical twin. Boisselier, who wouldn't reveal any names, said the mother had resorted to cloning because her husband was infertile.
I hope that you remember them when you talk about this baby — not like a monster, like some results of something that is disgusting. Boisselier did not immediately present DNA evidence showing a genetic match between mother and daughter. Boisselier said results would come within nine Eve Of Destruction. However, Boisselier refused to say where the baby was born, identify her parents, or even provide a picture. Ethicist Jonathan Moreno is troubled by so much of today's announcement.
At the top of his list are the problems seen in animals that have been cloned so far, which makes Boisselier's claims of good health for the baby premature at best. So we don't really know what the health consequences are going to be for this child," he tells Axelrod. After the order from "Mramor" came to continue the advance toward the Presidential Palace, the advancing column quickly formed during the lingering confusion from the Mayakovskogo and Khmelnitzkogo intersection fiasco.
The elements of 1st battalion departed first, but, with them, elements of the 2nd battalion and some vehicles from supporting sub-units. Meanwhile, more vehicles arrived in the intersection, mostly stray detachments left to guard the route earlier including single vehicles recovered from break-downs. The traffic-jam was exacerbated by the elements of the th Guards Motor Rifle Regiment arriving as the second echelon of the "North" Group.
This supported the decision for the first echelon Eve Of Destruction re-commence movement. From the Mayakovskogo and Khmelnitzkogo intersection, the 1st battalion advanced toward the Dzerzhinskogo square via Dzerzhinskogo Street. They also used parallel streets in an attempt to reduce congestion in the column.
Point elements reached the railway station just after noon. This column included the 3rd company of the 1st battalion with Colonel Perepelkin commanding. They were joined by the 4th company from the 2nd battalion plus the 7th tank company. At Dzerzhinskogo square, the 7th tank company was tasked with guarding the bridge from Krasnikh Frontovikov street. This column included about 40 BMPs9 to 12 tanks including several 'strays' and at least one anti-aircraft vehicle.
From there, the column attempted to reach the Ordzhonikidze square, but came under intense fire from the Chechens. Colonel Yaroslavtzev, commanding the 81st Eve Of Destruction, ordered all units to return to the Dzerzhinskogo square before sundown. All units in the Ordzhonikidze square received fire from all types of weapons from different directions, disabling several vehicles including tanks. The regimental and battalion radio signals were 'jammed', so the two battalion commanders in the square drove around to deploy their vehicles and coordinate defensive fire.
As the Russian point vehicles reached the Presidential Palace, they were ambushed by heavy fire from Chechen small arms and rockets from roofs and basements along the street. The Chechen ambush funneled the Russian armored columns, then the RPG gunners disabled the first and last vehicles in the line to trap the rest of the battalions in the middle. Relatively useless in urban combat compared to dismounted fighters, Russian tanks were unable to elevate their cannons high enough to engage the top floors of many buildings, or low enough to fire into the basements.
The brigade's deputy commander for training, Colonel Stankevich, took command of the largest group of the regiment's survivors after the bulk of the unit's armor was destroyed in the street; joined by some paratroopers, they eventually fought back to Russian lines.
After obliterating most of the 81st, the Chechens foraged the Russians for Eve Of Destruction and ammunition. By the evening, the Russians gathered in the center of Grozny around the city's main marketplace, then moved toward the main train-station. Mid-afternoon, the first battalion of the st MRB occupied the train-station.
Because of the radio black-out, they were unaware of the 81st MRR's situation. They separated from the second battalion from the freight-station to the west, and from the third battalion on the outskirts of the city. The unit parked their tanks and armored personnel carriers around the station to wait for orders. Somewhere within that time, a Russian communications officer heard the words "Welcome to Hell," on his headset. Shortly after, Chechen defenders in the depot buildings, the post office, and the five-story building surrounding the station opened devastating automatic and anti-tank fire.
The surviving Russian troopers took cover inside the station, then the Chechens completed their ambush by setting it on fire. Russian commanding officer Colonel Ivan Alekseevich Savin radioed for help and artillery fire, but help never arrived.
Most distress calls from the st went unanswered. The second and third battalions of the brigade responded to the call for help, but were caught in layered ambushes before reaching the station.
Both battalions were ordered to stay away from the Presidential Palace; this added to the trouble as the armored columns turned into alleyways, only to be destroyed by more of the layered ambushes. The 8th Corps reached the city center from the north, but were unable to save the units fallen into the ambush. No Russian reinforcements reached the railway station. At sundown, Colonel Savin decided to evacuate the wounded via the only working armored personnel carrier.
After loading forty wounded troopers, the APC moved in the wrong direction toward the center of the city. It eventually turned around to retreat along the same route, but was ambushed by Chechen anti-tank gunners; thirteen of the crew and passengers survived to be taken prisoner. On January 2, Colonel Savin and his remaining officers abandoned the railway station.
They found some abandoned Russian armored personnel-carriers. They attempted to escape, but were attacked by Chechen fighters. Savin died on the street from air-burst shrapnel beside his wrecked vehicle. In addition, twenty of twenty-six tanks and of other armored vehicles were lost as well. The entire Maikop Brigade of over 1, men were wiped-out in sixty hours. During this debacle, General Grachev proclaimed " the entire city centre and several districts of the city and its outskirts are under complete control of Russian forces ".
The New Year's Eve battle was devastating for the Russians; the first Russian armored column lost of their tanks and armored personnel carriers. A high-ranking Russian General Staff officer said " On January 2nd, we lost contact with our forward units. Galkin reported armored vehicles lost during the first month and a half of the invasion, including 62 tanks.
Russian prisoners did not know where and why they were there; some were ordered to "protect roads," while others asked the reporters "who is fighting whom". Those negotiations took place in the center of the city without involving Russian government agents and while under Russian artillery bombardment; some of the prisoners were released on the promise they would never fight the Chechens again.
The Russian forces pulled back, abandoning many troopers. Several Russian commanders were sacked for their reluctance to assault their neighboring citizens. In the first days of January, Chechen forces not dealing with the remnants of the destroyed Russian units counterattacked against General Rokhlin's army group of some 5, men now hastily entrenched in the north as the only organized Russian forces in Grozny at the timeunsuccessfully trying to drive it from the city.
On January 4 and January 5, the Chechens began retreating to villages south of Grozny with whatever combat vehicles they had at their disposal. These convoys were bombed by Russian air attacks. Though the Chechens were on the retreat, they still controlled much of the center of the city. Reinforcements from both sides arrived, including Chechen volunteers from the villages outside of Grozny and Russian Naval Infantry. The Russians proceeded to bombard Grozny with artillery, tank, and rocket fire as the rest of the battle centered on new tactics in which the Russians proceeded to destroy the city block by block.
White phosphorus rounds and fuel-air explosive Shmel rockets were used by the Russian forces. They would then send in small groups of men sometimes spearheaded by special forcesmaking effective use of sniper teams. Two long weeks of costly bitter fighting ensued as the Russians moved to take the Presidential Palace. On January 7, Orthodox Christmasthe Russians concentrated their assault on the Chechen Presidential Palacea large, concrete structure built in Soviet times as the local Chechen Communist party headquarters, including a blast shelter underneath.
It was defended by Chechen full-time fighters and Eve Of Destruction estimated part-time militiamen. The Russians launched heavy volleys of artillery and Grad rockets, setting buildings and the oil refinery ablaze.
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