An article in an official army periodical is being ridiculed for claiming that the Russian military has psychic abilities and has used them in wartime. The article makes big claims but outside Russian critics claim it’s all nonsense and that the article should never have appeared in a Russian military publication.
The article, “Super-Soldier for the Future Wars,” was published in the February issue of the Russian Army’s Army Digest. The author, reservist Colonel Nikolai Poroskov, makes reference to “meta technology," which is apparently a new word for what the rest of the world calls psychic technology. Even better, the Russian military learned the technology from dolphins, which are naturally psychic. As a result, according to Poroskov, a soldier trained in the meta arts can:
[See] (through) a captured enemy soldier: what kind of person he is, what his weak and strong points are, whether he will go to recruitment. The reliability of the interrogation is almost one hundred percent. From him it is impossible to "get out." Technologies of counteraction to such interrogation train special forces soldiers in case of being taken prisoner, the highest persons of the country or the leaders of large industrial and banking structures - in order to preserve state or commercial secrets.
Poroskov claims the technology can also help Russian soldiers master foreign languages and locate ambushes, warehouses, and enemy weapons caches. But it’s not all reading minds, however: Meta technology also has a weaponized side. Poroskov claims Russian army psychics can crash computers, burn out the crystals in electrical generators, eavesdrop on conversations, and jam TV and radio (cable TV might be another matter.)
Another experiment involved so-called “remote viewing,” as it has come to be known among psychic researchers in the West, and involved successfully reading a document in a locked safe--even though it was in a foreign language. It can also be used to identify terrorists.
Russian scientists are not letting Poroskov off the hook. The chairman of the commission to combat pseudoscience at the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yevgeny Alexandrov, described the military’s alleged psychic abilities as an “invention” and essentially fake science. Alexandrov , “...all this is complete nonsense. No parapsychology exists at all, it’s a fairy tale. All the talk about the transfer of thought at a distance does not have a scientific basis, there is not a single such recorded case, it is simply impossible. This is a way to squeeze funds from the state budget.”
During the Cold War there were allegations that the Soviet Union was dabbling in psychic research as a means of espionage or warfare, but there is no evidence any of the research actually uncovered anything useful. Of course, once the U.S. military got wind of it the Pentagon had to , which also went nowhere.