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    Russia to Hold Large-Scale Strategic Rocket Drills in September: Defense Ministry

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    The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that it will hold large-scale strategic missile exercises with more than 4,000 personnel and over 4,000 pieces of hardware and aviation in September.

    MOSCOW, September 3 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that it will hold large-scale strategic missile exercises with more than 4,000 personnel and over 4,000 pieces of hardware and aviation in September.

    “In compliance with the plans of training the Strategic Rocket Forces in September 2014, large-scale command exercises will be held with the Barnaul Missile Division [in the Altai Region],” Maj. Dmitry Andreyev, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry’s Strategic Rocket Forces, said.

    “There will be more than 4,000 military personnel and around 400 pieces of hardware involved in the exercises,” Andreyev said.

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