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Russia Flexes Military Muscle

In a show of force not seen since the days of the Cold War, Russia test-fired three long-range missiles Sunday and pronounced its nuclear deterrent strong.

Independent military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer said the exercises were “a dry run for a war with the United States.”

Last week, Russia gave a 4-billion euro bailout loan to cash-strapped Iceland, long considered a protecterate of the United States. Russia also carried out exercises with nuclear bombing plane in Venezuela last month.

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