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Tour of the museum that houses Ukraine's nuclear past

It was one of the most feared weapons of the Cold War and was dubbed "Satan" by Nato.

The USSR's SS-18 missiles were over a thousand times more powerful than the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki with the full arsenal capable of global destruction.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, similar missiles - called SS-24s - ended up in the hands of Ukraine, which agreed to decommission them.

Ukraine has put an SS-18 on show at a museum in Pervomaysk. The missile silos there are a tourist attraction and reminder of the nation's nuclear past.

The SS-18s were deployed in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Produced by Albiy Shudrya (correspondent) and Anastasiya Gribanova (camera) of BBC Ukrainian.

  • 27 Dec 2015
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