The missile was launched from underwater position and reached its target on the Kura range on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Lenta.ru reports.
This was the second test-launch with the Sineva ballistic missile in less than a month. The last launch was made in late april, as BarentsObserver reported.
The R-29RMU Sineva is a submarine-launched ballistic missile. It is identified by NATO as the SS-N-23 Skiff and designed to be launched from Delta IV class submarines. Delta IV submarines can carry up to 16 missiles, while the intercontinental missile is reported to be capable of carrying up to 10 nuclear warheads.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Sports in the Barents region have joined forces and established Barents Games. This weekend athletes from all over the region met in Oulu to compete in 14 differents sports during the Barents Summer Games. See our slide show from the competitions.
People participating in culture-, sport and Barents cooperation projects can from October apply for visa to Norway without paying a single ruble, says Marit Egholm Jacobsen with the Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk.