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14 Dec, 2006 15:33

Russia strengthens its defence

Russia strengthens its defence

President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergey Ivanov have inspected Russia's latest ICBM Topol-M unit in the Ivanovo region In a forested area some 250 kilometers northeast of Moscow.


Putin visited a unit of the newly-deployed Topol-M missiles.

The president called the weapon a "serious step in strengthening Russia's defence capability.'' The missile can hit targets more than 10,000 kilometers away.