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This file photo shows a checkpoint at a military garrison near Nyonoksa, Russia.

The US says Putin’s failed nuclear missile secretly endangered a Russian town for months

State Department officials told Insider that Russia's actions after an August 8 nuclear accident amount to a cover-up.
An illustration of a nuclear bomb exploding in a city.

An animated video from the Red Cross shows a city getting nuked, and it’s a terrifying look at what happens when the government can’t save...

The video predicts that trees would "snap like toothpicks" and humans would be "tossed around like a grain of dust."

Putin’s Skyfall missile failed a test and exploded in a deadly nuclear accident, the US says

After months of speculation, the US State Department determined the cause of the August 8 accident that killed 7 Russians.
The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 2015.

Russia has hidden the details of a handful of nuclear accidents since the 1950s — here’s what we know about them

In addition to Chernobyl, Russia has tried to hide the details of other nuclear incidents, including an explosion that killed seven people in August.
People take pictures of the New Safe Confinement sarcophagus at Chernobyl.

Chernobyl’s ‘sarcophagus’ is getting dismantled because it’s teetering on collapse. Photos reveal the structure’s rise a...

More than 33 years after the Chernobyl disaster, workers have to dismantle the protective sarcophagus before it comes tumbling down.
Tsunami-damaged buildings in Namie, Fukushima, on March 11, 2019.

Haunting photos reveal what nuclear-disaster ghost towns look like years after being abandoned

Photos of abandoned nuclear ghost towns, like Namie, Japan, reveal abandoned cars and dilapidated buildings.
A view shows flame and smoke rising from the site of blasts at an ammunition depot in Krasnoyarsk region

New details on Russia’s mysterious missile disaster suggest a nuclear reactor blew up

An explosion at a Russian weapons testing site in August released radioactive isotopes that almost certainly came from a nuclear reactor, experts say.

It looks like the Russians are trying to hide the truth about that nuclear accident in Nyonoksa

Evidence is mounting that Russia may be covering up a tragic nuclear accident after a mysterious blast killed seven at a military-weapons testing site.