Kraken? Russians get mythical in contest to name nuclear weapons

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Other suggestions include ‘Sanction’ – presumably a reference to economic punishment – and ‘Thaw’ to warm ties with US

In just one day, the suggestions have been pouring in for Russia’s new nuclear weapons: “Kraken” for a new underwater drone capable of blasting coastlines with a nuclear device. “Balalaika” for a futuristic nuclear-powered cruise missile capable of circling the globe.

Russians are showering the defence ministry with ideas, relishing the online contest announced by President Vladimir Putin in his state of the nation address on Thursday.

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