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Russia to showcase new Topol M missile on Victory Day

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Russian Topol M Missile system

MOSCOW (BNS): Russia will showcase its new Topol M missile system for the first time at the Victory Day parade on May 9.

Ria Novosti quoting a spokesman for the Strategic Missile Forces Col. Vadim Koval said, three Topol M launchers were brought to Alabino near Moscow early on Friday.

The three-stage Topol M (SS-27 Sickle B) is a solid-propellant, silo-based or road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). It has a maximum range of 11,000 km (6,800 miles).

Victory Day is celebrated in Russia to mark the final surrender by Nazi Germany to the USSR in World War two. The first Victory Parade was held on Red Square on June 24, 1945 on the order of the then-Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Joseph Stalin.

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