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    YEKATERINBURG, July 5 (RIA Novosti, Oksana Grebennik) - The international weapons fair "Defense and Protection 2005" will open Tuesday in the Urals town of Nizhny Tagil, the regional governor's press service said.

    Equipment used by and operations carried out by rescue teams will be demonstrated by professional stuntmen. Special units will defuse explosive, give a demonstration hostage rescue from a passenger train, and show how planes can be used to put out fires, the press service said.

    Also on display will be K-32 and K-226 helicopters.

    Exhibition organizers have signed agreements with 211 companies from 31 of the country's regions to show their products.

    Over 200 pieces of large hardware alone will be on view, the press service said.

    Delegations from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ukraine, Canada, China, the U.S. and other countries are expected to visit the exhibition.

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