Buildings at a military base in the small town of Nyonoska in Arkhangelsk region. Photo: AFP

Flags lowered and events cancelled as Russia mourns ‘heroes’ killed in missile test

  • A day of mourning was announced after incident on Thursday when workers were killed by a blast during testing of a nuclear-powered missile
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Buildings at a military base in the small town of Nyonoska in Arkhangelsk region. Photo: AFP
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Buildings at a military base in the small town of Nyonoska in Arkhangelsk region, Russia, where five people died in a missile test explosion. Photo: AFP

Russia confirms 5 killed in rocket explosion, as experts believe it involved a nuclear-powered missile

  • A nearby city experienced a spike in radiation levels, but Russia’s military has denied this
  • US experts believe Russia was working on nuclear propulsion for a cruise missile
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Buildings at a military base in the small town of Nyonoska in Arkhangelsk region, Russia, where five people died in a missile test explosion. Photo: AFP
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