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    Russians killed in missile test blast were working on 'new weapons'

    Russians killed in missile test blast were working on 'new weapons'

    Russia is having problems with their defense modernization programs.

    Russia's nuclear agency chief on Monday confirmed that five scientists killed last week were developing "new weapons" and vowed to continue testing despite the explosion.The accident took place at an Arctic military facility on the coast of the White Sea on Thursday, but Russian authorities only admitted its nuclear nature on Saturday.


    The explosion caused a spike in radiation levels.


    US experts have said it could be linked to testing of the "Burevestnik" cruise missile, touted by President Vladimir Putin earlier this year.
    As a memorial service was held for the scientists on Monday, the head of nuclear agency Rosatom said their efforts would continue.



    "The best (thing) for their memory will be our further work on the new weapons," Alexei Likhachev was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.


    "We are fulfilling the task of the motherland, its security will be reliably ensured."
    Rosatom said this weekend that its staff were providing engineering and technical support for the "isotope power source" of a missile.
    The missile was being tested on a platform at sea when its fuel caught fire and caused an explosion, it said. Several staff were blown into the sea by the blast.
    The Russian military announced the death of two "specialists" after the explosion but it is not known if they were among the five scientists whose deaths were announced by Rosatom.


    Three other people were injured in the accident, suffering burns, according to the nuclear agency.


    The military did not initially say that the accident involved nuclear equipment, stressing that radiation levels were normal afterwards.


    But the nearby city of Severodvinsk recorded elevated levels following the accident and panicked residents rushed to buy iodine to counteract radiation.
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    What.....no leftists in talking about how they are sad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    What.....no leftists in talking about how they are sad?

    I'm not a leftist but sure I'll admit I'm sad that anyone's soldiers died doing their jobs. Especially when they weren't trying to hurt anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    I'm not a leftist but sure I'll admit I'm sad that anyone's soldiers died doing their jobs. Especially when they weren't trying to hurt anyone.
    What about the scientists that died doing what Putin wanted?



    Russian Failed Nuclear Test Hints at Putin's Plans to Beat U.S. Defenses
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    What about the scientists that died doing what Putin wanted?



    Russian Failed Nuclear Test Hints at Putin's Plans to Beat U.S. Defenses
    Of course they will try to get around our "defenses" because they fear our offense. But don't worry socialism always fails hard and immediately. a socialist country couldn't possibly challenge our defenses without any functional economy. I mean it's not like a socialist country could produce the revenue to go blow for blow with us in a cold war for decades

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Of course they will try to get around our "defenses" because they fear our offense. But don't worry socialism always fails hard and immediately. a socialist country couldn't possibly challenge our defenses without any functional economy. I mean it's not like a socialist country could produce the revenue to go blow for blow with us in a cold war for decades
    Hate to break it to you, but the Russians have been upgrading their military tech and have surpassed us in a couple of areas. One would be artillery. Also they are putting more money into R&D with planes and their subs. Then there is the main area where they are ahead of us. That would be with their Space Force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Hate to break it to you, but the Russians have been upgrading their military tech and have surpassed us in a couple of areas. One would be artillery. Also they are putting more money into R&D with planes and their subs. Then there is the main area where they are ahead of us. That would be with their Space Force.
    .....and all for a small fraction of what the US spends year in year out , for the last 70 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJL View Post
    .....and all for a small fraction of what the US spends year in year out , for the last 70 years.
    And all at the expense of those people in their country suffering from a government that makes sure the ruling class comes first.
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