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Railing Against the West

As part of its comprehensive nuclear forces modernisation programme, Moscow is reviving a powerful and evasive nuclear system which proved a targeting nightmare for NATO during the Cold War

In December 2014, a flurry of official commentary all but confirmed Russia's intention to deploy a next generation rail-mobile strategic platform. Addressing the possible redeployment of the Boyevoy Zheleznyy Raketnyy Kompleks (BZhRK) – Combat Railway Missile Complex – the deputy commander of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces, Andrei Filatov, told reporters, ‘I can tell you what to expect - I think that this idea will be implemented in the near future’. Speaking to ITAR-TASS,

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