At the city dump site of Yekaterinburg there have been found test tubes with chemical warfare samples. Amongst them is the very well known and very toxic sulphur gas which has the ability to form large blisters on exposed skin and in the lungs. And there are some more:
Besides the mustard gas there was also a sarin or NATO designation GB (G-series, ‘B’) gas. A colorless, odorless liquid, it is used as a chemical weapon due to its extreme potency as a nerve agent. Exposure is lethal even at very low concentrations, where death can occur within one to ten minutes after direct inhalation of a lethal dose.
Some of the test tubes were already broken and leaking.
Someone called firefighters for some reason, though among them there are rescuers who are trained to deal with chemical substances.
A set of the test tubes was discovered by a random man going to his job. He says he saw a strange object and decided to look into it in detail. After he started reading the names of the tubes he was shocked as he instantly recognized famous toxic gases names. “I don’t know how dangerous it is but I instantly called the police.”
Mustard gas is one of the most famous chemical weapons of the 20th century. It was forbidden to use in 1997.
Sarin is also very dangerous. It was used by Iraq against Iran in their wars. Also this gas was used in Syrian Guta in 2013. Also the chemical attack in Syria this year was using sarin (and also chlorine).
Hopefully nobody got hurt