Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile on Putin’s birthday

Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile on Putin’s birthday
Vladimir Putin has pledged to beef up Russia’s military presence in the Arctic. (AFP)
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Updated 07 October 2020

Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile on Putin’s birthday

Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile on Putin’s birthday
  • Vladimir Putin has pledged to beef up Russia’s military presence in the Arctic

MOSCOW: Russia successfully test launched a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile in the Barents Sea on Tuesday, a senior Russian commander told Vladimir Putin on the Russian leader’s 68th birthday.
Speaking to Putin by video conference, Valery Gerasimov, chief of the army’s general staff, said the test strike had been carried out from the Admiral Gorshkov vessel which was located in the White Sea.
Putin has pledged to beef up Russia’s military presence in the Arctic.


Russia reports 23,586 new coronavirus cases, 481 deaths

Russia reports 23,586 new coronavirus cases, 481 deaths
Updated 17 January 2021

Russia reports 23,586 new coronavirus cases, 481 deaths

Russia reports 23,586 new coronavirus cases, 481 deaths
  • Russia’s coronavirus crisis center confirmed 481 deaths in the past 24 hours

MOSCOW: Russia reported 23,586 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, including 4,012 in Moscow, which plans to reopen public schools on Monday after an extended New Year break.
Russia’s coronavirus crisis center confirmed 481 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the national COVID-19 death toll to 65,566.