Southern Military District

Large-scale drills kick off in south Russia

Large-scale command and staff drills have kicked off in south Russia involving 8,200 troops, the press office of the Southern Military District reported. "The combat training measures involve large units and military formations of …

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Servicemen take part in snap checks in Chechnya

Two regiments of the 42nd motorized rifle division stationed in Chechnya took part in snap checks, the press service of the Southern Military District said. "Over 2,000 servicemen marched to the assigned area surrounded by …

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 Crimea's S-400 combat teams hold air defense drills

The combat teams of a battalion of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems stationed in Crimea redeployed launchers, practiced detecting targets and destroyed a notional enemy’s air attack weapons in drills, representative of the Black …

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Russia and Pakistan to hold joint military drills

Russian-Pakistani military drills "Friendship 2018" will be held in the mountains of Pakistan from October 21 until November 4, head of the Russian Southern Military District Vadim Astafyev said. "The …

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Southern Military District uses Syrian war experience

More than 1,500 drills are held annually in the Southern Military District (SMD), which contribute to improving the fighting efficiency of personnel, the commander of the troops of South Ossetia, Alexander Dvornikov said. He added that …

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Ships of Caspian flotilla train to repair holes  

Crews of the Caspian Flotilla ships conducted damage control exercises in Kaspiysk, the head of the press service of the Southern Military District, Vadim Astafiev, reported. According to him, the drills were to reveal the readiness of …

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Russia strengthens air defense in North Caucasus

The newest anti-aircraft missile system S-300V4 and air defense missile system Buk-M3 went to the air defense units of the Southern Military District in the North Caucasus, the head of the press service of the South-Eastern Military District …

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Russian soldiers donate blood for Armenian hospitals

Soldiers of the 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri donated blood, the press service of the Southern Military District said. More than 300 soldiers, civilian personnel and their families donated more than 100 liters …

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 Tragedy in Armenia: two Russian soldiers die

A Russian serviceman killed a fellow soldier and, subsequently, committed suicide in Armenia, the press service of Russia's Southern Military District said. According to the statement, while handing over weapons after exercises …

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Large-scale military drills begin in Southern Russia

The servicemen of the 49th Field Army  began command-staff  exercises under the the commander of the Southern Military District (South Ossetian Military District), Alexander Dvornikov’s leadership in the Krasnodar …

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