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Russia Successfully Tests Bulava Missile

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Russia's military has announced that it successfully launched an advanced ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine, after a series of failures had raised doubts about its viability.

The Defense Ministry said on October 7 that the Navy had fired a Bulava missile from near Russia's border with Finland to the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, a distance of more than 6,000 kilometers.

Russian media had reported that the 37-ton, 12-meter-long missile, designed to deliver multiple warheads and overcome missile defense systems, failed seven of 12 earlier tests.

compiled from agency reports