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Despite Russia being a relatively poor country (as was the USSR), its military technology continues to be world class (as was that of the USSR).




TASS:

Russia’s Strategic Missile Force has tested perspective armament for the RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at the Kapustin Yar practice range in the southern Astrakhan Region, the Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday.

“On December 26, 2017, a combat team of the Strategic Missile Force test-fired an RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Kapustin Yar state central combined arms training range in the Astrakhan Region,” Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

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59.8° N
23.2° E
68.2° E
37.3° N

 

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Kapustin Yar, Astrakhan Oblast, Russia




Russia (RU) is estimated to have a population of 146.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0 million.