282249Z DEC 17


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).


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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Kapustin Yar, Astrakhan Oblast is in the middle of the map below.

59.8° N
23.2° E
68.2° E
37.3° N


Kapustin Yar, Astrakhan Oblast, Russia

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