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Russia names intercontinental missile after Syrian city

March 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm

A Russian army truck seen carrying a Topol-M (RT-2PM2) intercontinental ballistic missile

A public poll organised by Russia’s Ministry of Defence has decided that an intercontinental missile should be named after a Syrian city, reported on Friday. The nuclear-capable missile has now been named “Palmyra”.

The idea of the poll arose after Russian President Vladimir Putin called upon the Russian people to help in choosing names for three new strategic weapons.

After the results of the poll were analysed by the ministry, it was revealed that “Palmyra” had received the most votes. Voters were given several options to choose from.

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