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MOSCOW, May 7 (Itar-Tass) —— The so-called “nuclear briefcase” has been handed over to Russian President Vladimir Putin who was sworn into office on Monday.
In the presence of his predecessor, Dmitry Medvedev, new President Vladimir Putin as Russia’s Supreme Commander-in-Chief took over the command of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces.
The “nuclear briefcase” is a part of automated system that authorized the use of nuclear weapons. There are three such devices, code-named Kazbek. One is held by the head of state, and the other two – by the defence minister and the chief of General Staff. It functions as a mobile hub in the strategic defence system and can be activated upon a coded signal with three confirmations.