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    Russian Armed Forces Conduct Nearly 1,000 Exercises Since January 2016

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    The Russian Armed Forces have carried out more than 900 military exercises since January 2016.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's armed forces have conducted almost a 1,000 military exercises since the start of 2016, Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

    "Since the beginning of the year [in January 2016] in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, there were more than 900 tactical, special-tactical and command-staff exercises at more than 100 ranges of the Western, Southern, Central, Eastern military districts and the Northern Fleet," the statements said.

    The ministry added that the Russian Aerospace Forces and marine aircraft crews during this time have flown more than 100,000 hours and participated in 80 tactical flight maneuvers.


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