MOSCOW - Russia held a test launching of a new intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday and claimed to have successfully fired the weapon almost entirely across its northern airspace to the Russian Far East.

The launching of the missile, which traveled more than 5,000 miles and was covered extensively on state television, occurred as President Vladimir V. Putin again chided the West for American-led plans to install an anti-missile shield in Europe.

"We think it would be harmful and dangerous to turn Europe into a tinderbox and fill it with new types of armaments," Putin said, according to the official Itar-Tass news agency.

Russian officials also pointedly said that the new missile, known as the RS-24, had been fired from a mobile launcher and that it could carry as many as six warheads that could not be defeated by current or future missile-defense systems.

All of the RS-24's warheads were recorded as striking their targets at a test range in Kamchatka, near the Pacific Ocean, officials said.

"In terms of defense and security, Russian can look calmly to the country's future," First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei B. Ivanov said, Itar-Tass reported.

The extensive coverage of the test appeared to be directed at Russia's domestic audiences, and the United States reacted calmly.

An American diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity as part of diplomatic protocol, said the missile was already well known to Western governments, and the launch complied with the rules of ballistic missile treaties.

"This is well within the Start II treaty limitations, and they met the treaty requirements by giving us advance notice," the diplomat said.

"It's not a matter of concern."