中英對照讀新聞》Russian TV network shows inside President Putin’s “nuclear briefcase” 俄羅斯電視聯播網展示總統普廷的「核子公事包」內部


2019-12-17 05:30

◎黃靖媗

Russian President Putin’s top secret “nuclear briefcase”, which could trigger World War III, has been seen for the first time. The briefcase, called Cheget in Russian, was developed in the early 1980s and has now been shown to the public for the first time, with it being opened and its contents viewed up close on TV.

俄羅斯總統普廷可以引爆第三次世界大戰的最高機密「核子公事包」,已經首次公開。這個公事包,在俄文中被稱作「Cheget」,於1980年初被研發出來,至今才第一次被公開展示,並且在電視節目中被打開、近距離觀看內容物。

TV presenter Alexei Yegorov explained:“One of the briefcase’s components is a flash card. It is individual, and it is one of the keys that is entered into the system.”

電視主持人阿列克謝.葉戈羅夫解釋:「公事包的其中一個零件是記憶卡,它是獨立的,也是輸入系統的鑰匙之一。」

Observers say the most unusual aspect of the briefcase is that the launch button is actually white and not red as is commonly thought.

觀察家們表示,這個公事包最不尋常的方面是,發射鈕不是大眾普遍認知的紅色,其實是白色的。

It is believed that there are three nuclear briefcases in total, which are accessible only by the three most highly-ranked officials in the Russian Federation. Those Russian officials are Mr Putin, Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu and Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Valeriy Gerasimov.

據信核子公事包總共有三個,只有三位最高級別的俄羅斯聯邦官員可以使用。這些俄羅斯官員分別是,普廷、國防部長紹伊古,與俄軍總參謀長吉拉西莫夫。

新聞辭典

briefcase:名詞,公事包。例句:Wherever he goes, he always takes a briefcase.(無論他去哪裡,他總是帶著一個公事包。)

aspect:名詞,方面、層面。例句:We have considered every aspect of the problem. (我們已經考慮了這個問題的各個方面。)

component:名詞,零件。例句:I want to buy some computer components.(我想買一些電腦零件。)

  • 俄羅斯的核子公事包首次於電視公開。圖為示意圖,為美國的核子公事包。(歐新社資料照)

    俄羅斯的核子公事包首次於電視公開。圖為示意圖,為美國的核子公事包。(歐新社資料照)