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    The next large-scale strategic command-and-staff drills will take place in western Russia under the title ‘Zapad-2017’, the Russian Defense Ministry’s chief of General Staff said Wednesday.

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The next large-scale strategic command-and-staff drills will take place in western Russia under the title ‘Zapad-2017’, the Russian Defense Ministry’s chief of General Staff said Wednesday.

    "The strategic command-staff exercises are being held annually, the next will take place in the west – ‘Zapad-2017’," Gen. Valery Gerasimov told reporters.

    A total of more than 120,000 Russian troops took part in this year's September 5-10 strategic command and staff Kavkaz-2016 exercises.

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