Russia says it has launched two ballistic missiles from submarines in the Arctic Ocean as part of combat training
- Submarines launched the rockets from the Arctic Ocean and the Barents Sea
- The rockets are considered to be one of the best tools in the Russian arsenal
- Bulava can travel 6,000 miles and Sineva can hit targets at 7,000 miles
- Rockets launched to locations where the Nyonoska explosion took place
Russia launched two submarine ballistic missiles on Saturday as part of combat training, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
One submarine launched from the polar region of the Arctic Ocean and the other from the Barents Sea, which is divided between Norwegian and Russian territorial waters.
One of the tested rockets, the Bulava, is Russia's newest solid rocket and was launched by submarine Yuri Dolgoruky.
The Bulava rocket, pictured above as launched from the Yuri Dolgoruky submarine in the Barents Sea, is an intercontinental rocket that can cover a little less than 6000 km
Above is a photo of the nuclear-powered K-535 Yuri Dolgoruky submarine after this RSM-56 Bulava rocket in the Barents Sea was launched to locations in Russia
The Bulava rocket, pictured, can be seen from the top of the submarine. This rocket is considered an integral cornerstone of the future nuclear capabilities of the Russian Federation
The Bulava has a specified range of just under 6000 km and is considered an integral part of Russia's nuclear capabilities.
Another rocket, the Sineva, a liquid intercontinental rocket, was fired from the submarine Tula.
The Sineva is praised as one of the most advanced rockets in Russia and set a longest distance record in 2008 with 6,853 miles.
A flag of St. Andrew, the flag of the Russian Navy and a ship's bell can be seen here on the submarine Yuri Dolgoruky
Above, the Bulava rocket breaks through the clouds as part of a Russian combat test. Together with the Delfin-class submarine K-114 Tula, they conducted ballistic missile tests with targets on the Kura mountains in Kamchatka and Chizha mountains in the Arkhangelsk region
The Bulava rocket, seen above rolling clouds of smoke from its propulsion as it heads towards heaven in the Barents Sea, a Russian territory
They hit targets at training grounds in the northern Arkhangelsk region and on the Kamchatka peninsula in the Far East of Russia, the ministry said.
& # 39; During the launches, the specified technical characteristics of submarine ballistic missiles and the efficiency of all systems of ship missile systems were confirmed, & # 39; it said.
These tests came just six days after Russian president, Vladimir Putin, insisted that there was & # 39; no threat & # 39; and & # 39; no increase in radiation & # 39; was in Nyonoska's nuclear testing facility in the Arkhangelsk region north of Moscow.
It was reported on August 8 that a liquid propellant rocket engine exploded at the Nyonoska site and caused a fire.
Two nuclear workers died while six others were injured. A nearby city also reported a huge temporary peak in radiation.
It remains unclear how radiation would have been leaked by such an explosion.
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