Amid all the rest of the trouble out there in the world today, Vladimir Putin is continuing down his path toward becoming one of the world’s most unapologetic super villains.
President Dictator has been weaseling his way into power for decades, adjusting the rules and parameters for elections and creating new positions that keep him and his Kremlin cronies at the table.
On top of that, Russia’s cyber warfare units have been ramping up attacks on a number of countries, including the USA.
Now, in a very unsubtle escalation of traditional warfare, Putin’s military is testing out some terrifying new hardware.
The RS-28 Sarmat doomsday rocket is now primed to replace the much-feared R-36 – once dubbed the “Satan” nuke by Nato.
The Kremlin brags it has a range of around 6,200 miles, can carry 16 warheads and is able to dodge any missile defense system.
Its huge payload is capable of destroying an area the size of the Lone Star State according to Zvezda, the Russian defence ministry’s TV channel.
The weapon’s payload is said to be 400 times as powerful as the weapons dropped at the end of World War II.
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