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Russian submariners perfecting under-ice navigation skills in Arctic

April 21, 2017, 14:08 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Tactical drills are also conducted on the Arctic Island archipelagoes

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MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. The crews of Russian strategic submarines are sharpening their skills of under-ice navigation in Arctic conditions, Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu told the ministry’s board meeting on Friday.

"Arctic practices continue. The crews of strategic missile submarines are perfecting the skills of under-ice sailing. Northern Fleet naval groups annually make voyages across the Northern Sea Route," the defense minister said.

Also, tactical drills are conducted on Arctic Island archipelagoes, he added.

"Servicemen of the Arctic motor rifle brigade continue learning to operate new types of military hardware adapted to low temperatures," the Russian defense minister said.

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