February 26, 2019  |  Updated August 13, 2019

#PutinAtWar: What Goes Up Must Come Down

By Lukas Andriukaitis

A recent YouTube video revealed a failed missile test at the Russian rocket development site called Kapustin Yar.

On December 10, 2018, a video appeared on YouTube showing a missile exploding shortly after launch. A day later, both TASS (TACC) and Lenta.ru published articles that stating the missile seen in the video was likely a S-350 (C-350). Despite the discussions that the video sparked on the internet, the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) did not comment on this incident.

Analysis of the video using open-source methods allowed for the confirmation of the location of the incident at Kapustin Yar.

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