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    Russian MoD to Brief Military Attaches From 80 Countries About Army-2017 Forum

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    The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday it will brief military attaches from dozens of nations on the upcoming Army-2017 forum that will be held in Russia in August.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Military attaches from around 80 countries will participate in a briefing about the upcoming International Military-Technical Forum Army-2017 Tuesday at the Patriot Park exhibition center in the Moscow Region, the ministry said in a statement.

    "The main goal of the event is to inform our foreign partners about particular aspects of participation and the events within the Army-2017 forum. The briefing is expected to gather over 100 accredited in Russia military diplomats from around 80 countries of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific region," the statement read.

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    Alexander Mironov, the chief of the Russian Defense Ministry's directorate of science and research, will reportedly speak about the military equipment exhibitions, as well as the presentation and scientific portions of the forum. The participants of the briefing are also expected to receive information about the number of defense industry enterprises accredited for the forum, visit the main exhibition pavilion and have an opportunity to ask questions.

    On August 22-27, Russia will hold the Army-2017 forum to showcase its high-tech military innovations and achievements. The event is expected to gather a great number of officials and military experts from dozens of countries. More than 100 foreign delegations will attend the event. The forum will use several venues, including the military-themed Patriot center, Kubinka airfield and Alabino training ground in the Moscow Region.

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