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Western Troops Work On Survival Skills

June 19 2012

Russia

More than 7,000 Russian troops in the Western Military District are kicking off a week of combat and survival training, reports Interfax-AVN.

The soldiers will organize base comps, perform reconnaissance and search operations and repel simulated attacks, said a district spokesman.

Other aspects of the training cover setting up forest shelters, building fires, finding directions through stellar orientation and acquiring and preparing food in the wild.

Each soldier will be...

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