Russia’s nuclear missiles can now reach targets in US

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the successful testing of a new nuclear-powered missile, "Burevestnik," also known as the "Storm Petrel." While the missile's capabilities raise concerns, its nuclear propulsion distinguishing it by providing extended periods of flight and vast coverage. Western experts have shown skepticism about this missile, which is called “Skyfall” by NATO. The International Institute for Strategic Studies indicated in 2021 that the missile could theoretically cover up to 20,000 kilometers, making targets in the US reachable. However, its development has faced significant challenges, including test failures and a deadly explosion in 2019. Despite its potential, experts question the missile’s reliability and estimate it could be a decade before it becomes operational.


  1. Understand the strategic importance and specifications of the Burevestnik missile, including its nuclear propulsion, range, and low-altitude flight.
  2. Be aware of the skepticism and concerns raised by Western experts about the missile's reliability and potential deployment timeline.
  3. Keep abreast of developments surrounding the missile, including reported test failures and incidents like the 2019 explosion.