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Russia to expand world's largest training ground in Siberia

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World's largest Telemba military training ground located in Siberia will be expanded within the recent time so that it to host tests of S-400 long-range missile defense systems, Col. Sergei Kuryshkin, Telemba's chief said on Saturday.

World's largest Telemba military training ground located in Siberia will be expanded within the recent time so that it to host tests of S-400 long-range missile defense systems, Col. Sergei Kuryshkin, Telemba's chief said on Saturday.

Telemba training ground was established in November 1960, its total area is more than 1.3 million hectares. The range is located in Siberian Buryat Republic. This military training ground is the largest one in the world. Not only Russian but also Syrian, Ukrainian and Belarusian armed forces hold drills there.

"We currently coordinate transferring of additional... parcel of land to the tanning ground with Buryat Republic leadership," Kuryshkin said, adding that the length of the parcel is 160 kilometers and its width is 70 kilometers.

Kurryshkin said the training ground would be used to for S-400 long-range missile defense systems tests as well as for other prospective missile defense systems.

CHITA, July 3 (RIA Novosti) 

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