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Women will be allowed to serve in Russia’s Airborne Troops

July 07, 2014, 13:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The service will include warm up exercises, calisthenics and firearms training
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MOSCOW, July 07./ITAR-TASS/. Women will be allowed to serve in Russia’s Airborne Troops.

The Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School has resumed the admission of women, Russia’s Defense Ministry’s spokesman for the Airborne Troops, Lieutenant-Colonel Yevgeny Meshkov has said.

“After a five-year pause the General Margelov Airborne Academy in Ryazan has started the admission of female officers for ground and airborne operations. Female cadets of the Academy’s first year serve in military units. Their service is assessed as positive,” Meshkov told ITAR-TASS on Monday.

By the end of the month the best graduates will undergo a general military course. They will be trained the basics of guard, garrison and barracks service. The service will include warm up exercises, calisthenics and firearms training, he said.

Special attention will be paid to studying parachutes. They will make familiarisation and training parachute jumps, Meshkov said.

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