Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Putin back in control of Russia's nuclear button

7.05.2012, 13:41
Russia's newly sworn-in President Vladimir Putin Monday was handed the black suitcase that controls the country's vast nuclear arsenal moments after taking his oath to a third term, Interfax reported. The Kremlin ceremony of passing the "nuclear suitcase" from outgoing leader Dmitry Medvedev to Putin was overseen by Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, the news agency reported.
The Kremlin ceremony of passing the "nuclear suitcase" from outgoing leader Dmitry Medvedev to Putin was overseen by Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, the news agency reported.The portable communications device uses a secret code called Cheget to allow the country's commander-in-chief to launch commands that could potentially trigger a nuclear attack against a foreign country.
Source: Voice of Russia

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