MOSCOW — Russia’s Defense Ministry says the navy has successfully test-fired an advanced ballistic missile from a new-generation nuclear submarine.

Ministry spokesman Col. Igor Konashenkov says the Bulava missile was launched from under the water in the White Sea that separates Russia from Scandinavia. He says its warheads reached the Kura testing range on the Pacific Kamchatka Peninsula, some 5,500 kilometers (3,500 miles) away.