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Drills involving Topol missile systems held in Russia's Volga District

October 07, 2014, 12:31 UTC+3 MOSCOW MOSCOW October, 7. /TASS
The exercises will last till October 11
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MOSCOW, October 7. /TASS/. Around 2,000 servicemen and 200 units of military hardware are taking part in military maneuvers in Russia's Mari El Republic, defense ministry spokesman Igor Yegorov said on Tuesday.

It is the second exercise in October with Russia's giant Topol road mobile systems.

Along with the tasks to hide missile launchers at positions and check the readiness, the troops will deal with a number of unexpected tasks, the official said. The exercises will last till October 11.

Earlier this month, Barnaul-based missile troops held large-scale exercises with the participation of 4,000 servicemen and about 400 vehicles.

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