The Russian Navy has conducted a series of exercises involving simulated nuclear attacks with chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) warfare in the Indian Ocean.

During the exercise, two Russian warships, the Moskva guided-missile cruiser and the Pyotr Veliky nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser, conducted simulated attacks and rescue missions after a nuclear explosion, according to rianovosti.

The exercise involved a nuclear attack with a yield of about 200kt at a distance of around 15 miles from the warships.

Russian Northern Fleet CBR specialist Alexander Buichikov said both ships were hermetically sealed and completely impervious to nuclear or chemical attack.

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The vessels are expected to arrive in Russia’s far eastern port of Vladivostok in June-July to participate in the Vostok-2010 large-scale naval exercise.