Re: Washington–Moscow Direct Communications Link

Andy Ringsmuth andy at
Sun Mar 6 03:59:21 UTC 2022

> On Mar 5, 2022, at 6:35 PM, Sean Donelan <sean at> wrote:
> Since 2008, the Washington-Moscow Direct Communications Link (also known as "The Washington-Moscow Hotline") uses redundant circuits of two satellite links and a fiber-optic cable. They use commercial facilities for at least part of the circuits.
> Past accidents have interrupted previous hotline circuits. A Danish bulldozer operator once cut the line near Copenhagen. A Finnish farmer once plowed it up. A fire in a Baltimore Maryland manhole took it out of service temporarily. Yep, even the hotline experienced cable cuts.

Wha??!?!!!??? You mean Biden can’t just DM Putin on Twitter?



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