Nuclear Accident In Russia As Missile May Have Exploded During Test

Apr 2013
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It is being treated as an open secret that they were testing a nuke cruise missile engine. I read somewhere that the 5 dead were scientists.

Two dead and radiation spike reported after Russia rocket test blast


Two dead and radiation spike reported after Russia rocket test blast
Portion of White Sea closed to civilian ships for a month after explosion in Arkhangelsk


Two dead and radiation spike reported after Russia rocket test blast
 
Oct 2010
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Clear as mud.

Russia Orders Evacuation of Village Near Site of Nuclear Explosion
MOSCOW — The Russian authorities on Tuesday announced the evacuation of the village nearest to the site of a nuclear accident in northern Russia, suggesting dangers more grave than initially reported.​
...Russian officials have released a flurry of misleading or incomplete statements playing down the severity of the accident, which the military first reported on Thursday as a fire involving a liquid-fueled rocket engine. It was not until Sunday that Russian scientists conceded that a reactor had released radiation during a test on an offshore platform in the White Sea.​
...Officials have insisted radiation levels are not elevated and that the displacement of the population of the village, home to about 450 people, should not be called an evacuation, a word redolent of disaster.​
“There is no evacuation,” the governor of the Arkhangelsk region, Igor Orlov, told the Interfax news agency Tuesday. “That is complete nonsense.”​
Residents of Nenoksa, the village closest to the incident, were told to leave on a special train that would be sent to their community, TV29, a local news outlet, reported on Tuesday. It attributed the move to events at the nearby base from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, but did not elaborate on those events or explain the time frame.​
The civil authorities in a nearby city, Severodvinsk, said in a statement to Interfax that the population of the village had been advised to be out of the area by Wednesday because of unspecified “planned activities” at the military testing range.​
“The leadership of the Nenoksa testing range informed us of planned activities of the military authorities,” the statement said. “In this connection, it was advised that residents of Nenoksa depart the territory of the village from Aug. 14.”​
There was no indication when it might be safe for them to return.​
Later on Tuesday, however, a report on Interfax suggested that the evacuation might have been called off. It quoted an anonymous official in the Severodvinsk city administration as saying, “Yes, indeed, they informed us the military had canceled tomorrow’s activities.”​

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Russia will not tell the truth unless absolutely forced to, even when it is life threatening, like Chernobyl and other radiation leaks since.
They still are an evil empire.
We can agree on that. My wife lived in Kiev, downriver from Chernobyl, and did have a bout of radiation sickness, however medical personnel, doctors, were forbidden from referring to "radiation" even as they advised patients to take iodine, probably too late to do any good btw.

An openness window opened briefly in Russia as the 21st century began, but it was slammed shut after the US Invasion of Iraq and Ukraine's Orange Revolution,