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Public statements about the ineffectiveness of Russian weapons is undesirable, because it does not raise morale and strengthen the country’s defense, and personal opinion questions the actual capabilities of the weapons, it is better to convey to officials in private. Thus the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defense Alexander Sherin commented, “Federal news Agency” the statement of the former head (1994-1996) Chief of staff of the strategic Missile forces Viktor Yesin.
According to the Deputy, “a man who is an ex-commander, have their own point of view on this matter”.
The MP added that the media “did not articulate this information, which may not always correspond to reality.” According to Sherina, Russian missiles in their tactical and technical characteristics “absolutely surpass analogues that are available to our potential enemy — NATO”.
In November Esin in an interview with the weekly “Star” questioned the effectiveness of the Russian complex of automatic control of a massive retaliatory nuclear strike “Perimeter” (known in the West as the Dead Hand — “Dead hand”). “When it works, we will have little money — we can run only those missiles that survive a first strike aggressor,” he said.
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