Mission possible

The town of Svetly, 800 km away from Moscow, is shrouded in secrecy. Its exact population is unknown, and a special pass is required to enter. One of Russia’s twelve Strategic Missile Force divisions is stationed here.

All of its residents – army officers and their families – are involved in some way in maintaining more than forty missile silos. These ordinary people have an extraordinary mission – taking care of the world’s most formidable weapons: Russia’s nuclear deterrent.

What does it take to become a missile specialist, and just who is allowed access to military secrets and nuclear weapons?