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Russia Tests Ballistic Missile On Kazakh Soil

The Russian Defense Ministry announced that an intercontinental ballistic missile has been successfully test-fired from a military field in Russia.

It said the missile reached the target in Kazakhstan’s Saryshaghan missile test field.

The test was conducted on June 7, when visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbaev, signed several documents in Astana on cooperation in different fields.

The head of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Vladimir Popovkin, told journalists in Astana on June 8 that satellite launches from the Soviet-era Baikonur space center in central Kazakhstan might resume “in a month or earlier.”

Reports last week said Kazakhstan had blocked three upcoming Russian satellite launches because of a dispute over the drop zone for rocket debris.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax
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by: Eugenio from: Vienna
June 09, 2012 09:11
It looks like it's becoming a trend already: whatever is the country in which the RFE/RL predicts a "revolution" or an "economic crisis" ends up without either of the above and instead tests ever more arms successfully (i.e. Russia, Iran, the DPRK).
And in a number of countries for which the RFE/RL never predicted any sort of revolutions - be it SERBIA or GREECE - end up having regime changes as a result of which pro-NATO/US/EU regimes get kicked out and alternative ones come to power.
So, it actually gives one a hint on how to predict future: the more the RFE/RL talks about a coming "crisis" or "revolution" in a country - the more likely it is that this country will just end up successfully testing an ICBM.
And if the RFE/RL kind of avoids giving negative info on a specific country - one can expect a US-unfriendly regime change there :-).

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