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350 Russian paratroopers land on Arctic island in exercises

After the landing, the paratroopers in 40 minutes coped with the task to seize the airfield and take control over it

KOTELNY ISLAND, March 14. /ITAR-TASS/. A battalion of paratroopers numbering 350 people of the 98th airborne division successfully landed on the Temp ground on Kotelny Island (the New Siberian Islands) at 03:30 Moscow time on Friday (23:30 GMT, Thursday). It was the first mass landing of paratroopers in the Arctic region in Russia's history.