Recently, Russia presented its new nuclear missile, which is scheduled to become part of the nation's nuclear arsenal in 2018.
The missile goes under the name RS-28 Sarmat, or as NATO described it; "Satan 2", It will replace the old SS-18 Sarmat-missiles from the Cold War.
The power of these missiles will have the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to look like "popguns," writes The Independent.
British Daily Mail writes that the missile, which can carry 16 nuclear warheads, can completely destroy an area the size of France.
The missiles will also have a range of up to 16,000 kilometers, making it capable of reaching several European cities.
Russia has in recent years spent much money on its defense.
In 2012 it became known that the country will spend at least 2.8 percent of gross domestic product until 2020 to modernize its defense and challenge US's missiles.
US intelligence chief James Clapper has previously stated that Russia is "paranoid," afraid of being challenged by NATO, and that the country's efforts to meet US powers could lead to a new Cold War.
- They are very worried about being tied up, said Clapper during a meeting of the Senate committee in February.
Russia fears that any deployment of missile defense in Europe can neutralize the threat its nuclear missiles poses to the West, the intelligence chief pointed out.
- I think Russia basically is paranoid over NATO, he said.
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