The footage was published by the ministry on the VK social network.
Russia successfully test-fired the Topol intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Capustin Yar firing range in the Astrakhan region,the warhead hit the simulated target in Kazakhtan.— ivan (@ivan8848) November 28, 2019
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The video shows the missile being fired into the sky and eventually hiding behind the clouds.
The Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that it had successfully test-fired the Topol missile. The warhead had hit the simulated target in Kazakhstan, the military said.
The Topol-M is a strategic intercontinental ballistic missile system that was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It normally carries an 800 kt warhead, which has the destructive power of 800,000 tonnes of TNT - it is 40 times the destructive power of the atomic bomb detonated over Nagasaki, Japan in 1945.