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RT published this video item, entitled “Russian Soyuz-2.1b rocket launches military satellite into orbit from Plesetsk Cosmodrome” – below is their description.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense successfully launched the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with a spacecraft with the assigned serial number ‘Cosmos-2549’ from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.RT YouTube Channel
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Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.
The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.