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Russia’s Strategic Missile Troops begin this year’s first snap check

January 20, 2015, 11:16 UTC+3

More than 1,200 troops have been involved in the check

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MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The Russian Strategic Missile Troops have started a surprise combat readiness check in the Uzhursk missile unit, in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the press service of the military branch said on Tuesday.

The troops were inspected for their readiness to combat terrorism.

“More than 1,200 troops have been involved in the check. In 2015, at least four similar checks are planned,” the statement reads.

The snap drill is conducted in order to ascertain the readiness of troops to perform tasks of being put on high alert in required time. More than 20 designated tasks will be performed, including evacuation amid terror attack threat and explosive device disposal.

The tasks will include cooperation with the Emergencies Ministry, Interior Ministry and Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB).

Infographics Russia’s state defense order in 2015

Russia’s state defense order in 2015

The Russian Defense Ministry is set to continue the rearmament program in the armed forces this year. Infographics by TASS

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