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Iran wants to send their deminers for training to Russia

According to the Chief of the Engineering Troops of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant-General Yuri Stavitskiy, the Army of Iran intends to send its deminers to Russia for training at the International Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces. …

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One thousand servicemen of the Armed Forces of Georgia will get apartments in the new military housing area in the Isani-Samgori district of Tbilisi in September, News-Georgia reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia. "In September, the Ministry of Defense of Georgia will give one thousand soldiers keys to new apartments in a new military housing area.

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Armenian conscription system could radically change

Radical changes to military service in Armenia are quite likely, Artsrun Hovannisian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence of Armenia said, Novosti-Armenia reports. "Time will tell. The current conscription system was inherited from the Soviet Union, and this mechanism is sometimes not justified," Hovannisian told reporters.According to him, every year the mechanisms of conscription become more stringent. "Now we're examining the conscription this year, and it is possible that many of the major grades may lose their jobs on the basis of the inspections," he added.

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  The Armenian National Security Council approved on Saturday a strategy of border security and integrated management of the state border, Armenia News reports. The new strategy provides for strengthening of the border security, border infrastructure modernization and integrated management of the state border. 

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Russia's naval forces have introduced a new rocket ship to the Caspian Fleet. APA  reports that the name of the ship is "Grad Sviyazsk". Built in Tatarstan, it has a length of 74.1 meters, width of 11 meters, height of 6.57 meters and speed of 25 miles.

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The minister of Defence of Iran said that tests of the new-generation "Fateh-110" rocket have taken place, Trend reports.The new medium-range rocket is 9 meters long and weighs 3,500 kilos. Tests of the "Giyam-1" rocket also took place two days ago.

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Azerbaijan has started an investigation?into the Treaty signed by Russia and Arnenia. According to the words of the Azerbaijani side, although the treaty is a decision between two independent countries, it may affect the safety of the region.Russia and Armenia signed a protocol changing the time of the dislocation of the Russian military base from 25 to 49 years.The Azerbaijani side hopes that Russia will not forget its agreement and use its forces against Azerbaijan.

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Wide-ranging tactical artillery exercises will start today in Molkino, reports yuga.ru. Within the framework of the annual military exercises, training will take place in Adigeya, Chechnya, Northern Ossetia, Dagestan and the Stavropol and Volgograd regions and on the territory of the 102nd military base in Armenia, the 4th base in South Ossetia and the 7th base in Abkhazia.Training will include practicing with the "Grad", "Msta", "Akacia" and "D-30" systems.

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Russia's military base in Armenia will remain until 2046, not 2044, the deputy minister of foreign affairs of Armenia, Shavarsh Kocheryan told Armenian Public Television, Novosti Armenia reports. The protocol was signed last Friday and changed the period of the presence of the Russian base from 25 to 49 years, starting from the ratification of the document in 1997.The deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that this protocol is not just a symbol, but a direction of the relationship between the two countries.

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  Volunteer battalion formed in Dagestan

A special battalion for fighting terrorists will be formed from volunteers in Dagestan. It is planned that it will join the 102nd Brigade of the Interior Ministry forces. 6 companies are planned to be formed, which will be dispersed to those regions of Dagestan where terrorist activity is strong.

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A protocol for prolonging the Russian base in Gyumri was signed during the visit of Dmitry Medvedev to Yerevan. The changes to the protocol apply to the period of the existence of the military base, which was initially for 25 years, starting in 1995. It has now been changed to 49 years, reports Russia-24, citing the Armenian Foreign Minister, Edward Nalbandyan.Some other corrections were also made. The presence of the base now provides protection not only to the interests of Russia, but to the security of Armenia.

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A military school is planned to be opened on the 1st of September, said the deputy minister of science, Aslan Lolayev. "Young people will be able to attend Russian military academies after graduating," Lolayev said. The military school will be opened on the basis of Public School number 7. The necessary equipment is now being prepared, reports "Res".16.08.2010

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Military maneuvers have started in Abkhazia and will last till the 27th of August, press secretary of the ministry of Defense Rolan Dzhodzhua told Interfax.The exercises will take place at the base of the regional military commands and in the districts using the reserve forces. The aim of the exercises is to check the preparation of the military command and reserve forces.The results will be known on the 3rd of September.16.08.2010

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