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Russia fires cruise missile from Sea of Japan in test exercise -media

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By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">MOSCOW</span> – A submerged Russian submarine has successfully launched a Kalibr cruise missile from the Sea of Japan at a target more than 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) away, located at a Russian training ground onshore, the <span class="caps">RIA</span> news agency said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The drill also involved covert movement and support from military ships, aircraft and drones, it quoted Russia’s Pacific Navy as saying.</p> <p>Japan lays claim to the Russian-held southern Kuril islands in the nearby Sea of Okhotsk, which Tokyo refers to as the Northern Territories in a territorial row dating from the end of World War Two, when Soviet troops seized them from Japan.</p> <p>The dispute has prevented the two countries from signing a formal peace treaty.</p> <p/> </div>