These onlooking Russian soldiers got much more than they bargained for when this S-300 surface-to-air missile battery fired off a dud round. It is not clear if the missile’s motor ended up firing at the very last second or if it fell back to the ground, but it’s amazing just how well everyone took the terrifying experience.

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