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11 Oct, 2008 13:05

Medvedev witnesses record missile launch

Russia's northern fleet has held military exercises in the Murmansk region. Russia's President Dimitry Medvedev praised the maneuvers paying special attention to the launch of the intercontinental missile ‘Sineva’, which he watched from Russia's only airc

The ministry of defence says the rocket, which was fired from the fleet's nuclear submarine ‘Tula’, reached its longest distance yet – 11,547 kilometres.

Medvedev also gave the ministry the task of building more aircraft carriers in the next few years.