On January 16, 2017, the Strategic Rocket Forces carried out a successful flight test of a silo-based Topol-M (SS-27) missile. The missile was launched from a silo at the Plesetsk test site, the warhead was said to have reached its target at the Kura site in Kamchatka. According to the official statement, the purpose of the launch was "to confirm stability of flight and technical characteristics of ICBMs of this type."

This is the first of "about ten launches" that the Strategic Rocket Forces plan to conduct this year.

It has been a while since a Topol-M missile was tested from a silo. The previous test was in November 2014.

UPDATE: Zvezda TV has a video of the launch posted an old video of Topol-M/Yars launch from Plesetsk.