Missile force commanders announced the successful launch of a Topol-M in a major drill at the Kura Test Range in the far east Russia.
The launch was one of four in a massive Russia-wide exercise staged by the Kremlin’s defence chiefs in charge Vlad’s nuclear weapons.
Submarines and bombers took part in the drill, which included the ICBM launch.
Russia has been modernising their missile forces, announcing last week plans to test the so-called Satan 2 superweapon.
Global tensions remain on a knife edge amid fears a conflict between the US and North Korea – potentially sparked by threats to detonate an H-bomb over the Pacific – could spiral into World War 3.
Russia’s defence ministry confirmed the launch of the ICBM, as well as announcing three other missiles launched by submarines.
Missile forces oversaw the launch at the Kura test range from their base at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.
In a statement, the defence ministry said: “In accordance with the Armed Forces Training Plan the Russian Federation conducted training on the management of Russia's Strategic Nuclear Forces.