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There would be debris hitting the Earth. It's too big to completely burn I think.

Perhaps, but ~70% of the Earth is empty ocean, and lots of the remainder is relatively empty landmass (huge deserts, unpopulated areas like Siberia, etc.), so just from a statistical perspective the odds of something that survives re-entry hitting a populated area without remote guidance are pretty slim.

Russia called, they said no.

Slim, not impossible.

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