The missile division in Kostroma just sent its last but one train with its three SS-24/RT-23UTTH missiles for elimination.

Although the rail-mobile SS-24/RT-23UTTH missiles has been slated for elimination for quite a while and the division was scheduled to be disbanded by the end of 2005, the Kostroma division still had 15 missiles (this would be five trains) listed as operational in START data in January 2005. Now there is only one left. Theoretically, the remaining three missiles can still be kept on duty, but it is much more likely that the train is busy preparing for its own departure.