[Ed. – Moscow announced a schedule of 16 ICBM launches for 2016, back in January. Notifying the U.S. of intended missile launches is a provision of the START series treaties. The 16 launches this year are twice as many as in 2015 — and exceed almost every year of the Cold War. The “Topol” is a mo-fo, BTW: a new-generation missile developed while we were sitting on our hands. We have no defensive system that can counter it.]
Russia´s military conducted a series of intercontinental ballistic missile tests on Wednesday, the latest flexing of its muscles as tensions with the US spike over Syria.
Russian forces fired a nuclear-capable rocket from a Pacific Fleet submarine in the Sea of Okhotsk north of Japan, state-run RIA Novosti reported.
A Topol missile was shot off from a submarine in the Barents Sea, and a third was launched from an inland site in the north-west of the vast country, Russian agencies reported.