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Russia Test-Fires Ballistic Missile


http://gdb.rferl.org/7600D483-474D-49A1-A192-4419C0063ABE_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/7600D483-474D-49A1-A192-4419C0063ABE_mw800_mh600.jpg The Kamchatka peninsula (ITAR-TASS) December 21, 2006 -- The Russian Defense Ministry says the country today successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile.


The RS-20V Voevoda, which NATO identifies as the SS-18 Satan, was fired from its silo in the Orenburg region of the southern Ural Mountains.


Officials said it hit a target on a testing ground on the Kamchatka Peninsula, more than 6,000 kilometers away in Russia's Far East.


(AP)

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