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Russia on Sunday test-fired several types of missiles, including intercontinental ones, as part of a month-long war game, local media reported.

President Dmitry Medvedev watched the launching of the RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Plesetsk test ground, which hit a set target in Kamchatka of Russia's Far East.


Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (L), Commander of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces Col.-Gen. Nikolai Solovtsov (C) and Defence Minister Anatoli Serdyukov visit cosmodrome Plesetsk, which is nestled among the taiga forests of Russia's north, Oct. 12, 2008. [Xinhua/Reuters Photo]

The nuclear-powered missile submarine Zelenograd of the Pacific Fleet fired a ballistic missile from the Sea of Okhotsk near the Pacific, which hit a target in the Chizha testing ground in northern Russia, Interfax cited naval spokesman Igor Dygalo as saying.

Yekaterinburg of the Northern Fleet, also a nuclear-powered missile submarine, launched another intercontinental missile from the Arctic Barents Sea, which also hit a designated target in the Far East.

The launches of the missiles were part of the month-long Stability 2008 strategic command-post exercise that started on Sept. 22.

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