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Russian Strategic Missile Forces celebrate 61st anniversary


The Russian Strategic Missile Troops (Strategic Missile Forces) on Thursday, December 17, celebrate the 61st anniversary from the day of education.

On this day in 1959, the resolution of the Council of Ministers of the USSR was issued, in accordance with which the post of Chief Commander of the Missile Troops was established, the headquarters of the Strategic Missile Forces and other military directorates were formed.

Today the Strategic Missile Forces is a branch of the RF Armed Forces, which is an essential component of the RF strategic nuclear forces. Every day about 6 thousand people are in combat posts, the RF Ministry of Defense reports.

There are seven types of missile systems in the combat composition of the Strategic Missile Forces. Among them there are four types – stationary mine-based: “Voevoda”, “Stilet”, “Topol-M” and “Yars”.

The mobile-based grouping includes the Topol, Topol-M and Yars mobile ground-based missile systems.

Earlier, on December 13, the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces Sergei Karakaev said that by the end of 2020, three regiments with intercontinental ballistic missiles would be put on alert.


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