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    ‘Hostages’ Released in Russian-Belarusian Military Drills

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    Russian President – and Commander in Chief of the Russian Armed Forces – Vladimir Putin called off the scheduled airdrop of units of the 76th Airborne Assault Division during the strategic military exercises, citing bad weather.

    This week saw Russia and Belarus put their armed forces through their paces in joint military exercises titled Zapad (West) 2013. This RIA Novosti photo essay depicts the marine part of the exercises at the Khmelyovka training center in Russia’s Kaliningrad Region.

    This week saw Russia and Belarus put their armed forces through their paces in joint military exercises titled Zapad (West) 2013. This RIA Novosti photo essay depicts the marine part of the exercises at the Khmelyovka training center in Russia’s Kaliningrad Region.

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