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Train with Syrian war trophies completes its tour around Russia

Some 950 servicemen, who took part in the Syrian operation, were involved in organizing and holding the exhibition

KUBINKA/Moscow Region/, April 28. /TASS/. A train full of Syrian war trophies seized from terrorists has completed its tour around Russia and arrived in its final destination, the Patriot park near Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

"Over the past 65 days the train has covered 28,500 km," Russian Deputy Defense Minister Andrei Kartapolov, stressing that the key goals of the mission have been attained.

Some 950 servicemen, who took part in the Syrian operation, were involved in organizing and holding the exhibition.

The train, launched by the Russian Defense Ministry as part of the "Syrian Turning Point" campaign, started its journey from Moscow’s Kazansky Railway Station on February 23, 2019. The 18-carriage train featured an exhibition of more than 500 trophy weapons and military equipment seized from Syrian terrorists.

The exhibits included tanks, armored vehicles, military engineering equipment, artillery weapons, as well as small arms and edged weapons, improvised explosive devices, foreign food rations and elements of combat gear.

The exhibition stopped at 60 Russian cities, travelling from the capital Moscow to the Crimean city of Sevastopol, from Sevastopol to the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, from Vladivostok to the far northwestern city of Murmansk (about 100 km from the Norwegian border) and back to Moscow.