A new "Kraken" arises? Russians eager to name doomsday arms
March 2, 2018
MOSCOW (AP) — In just one day, the suggestions have been pouring in: "Kraken" for a new underwater drone capable of blasting coastlines with a powerful nuclear explosion. "Balalaika" for a futuristic nuclear-powered cruise missile capable of circling the globe.
Russians are showering the Defense Ministry with proposed names for the country's new nuclear weapons, relishing the online contest announced by President Vladimir Putin in his state-of-the-nation address Thursday.
Many of the entries Friday reflected the wry dark humor Russians are known for.
Someone suggested calling the missile...
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