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Russia stages 'biggest war games since the Soviet era'

By The Siberian Times reporter
20 September 2014

100,000 troops and 5,000 weapons involved in the exercises in the Eastern Military District.

Some forces were moved 5,000 kilometres to take part in the latest war games. Picture: Segodnya NTV

Codenamed Vostok-2014, the exercises were heralded by NTV channel as 'the biggest since Soviet times'.

'About 100,000 servicemen, up to 1,500 tanks, 120 aircraft, 5,000 pieces of weaponry, military and special hardware, and 70 ships will take part,' said a Russian defence ministry spokesman. 

Starting on Friday 19 September, they will continue until Thursday 25 September.

Air support provided by Eastern Military District aviation includes Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 bombers, Il-78 airborne tankers, Su-24 front-line bombers, Su-25 ground-attack aircraft, MiG-31 and Su-27 fighters and also the latest multi-role Su-34, Su-30SM and Su-35S aircraft.

Russia stages 'biggest war games since the Soviet era' 


Russia stages 'biggest war games since the Soviet era' 

Codenamed Vostok-2014, the exercises were heralded by NTV channel as 'the biggest since Soviet times'. Pictures: Segodnya NTV

The exercises came five days after Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered snap combat readiness checks in eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. In these,  Pacific Fleet warships simulated being 'a potential enemy'. 

Some forces were moved 5,000 kilometres to take part in the latest war games. The manoeuvres were underway on the island of Sakhalin, the Kamchatka Peninsula, Chukotka, and the southern part of the Primorsky Territory. 

Meanwhile, the Russian Defence Ministry's board discussed the issue of forming technical missile bases in every military district, said Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu. 'We are discussing a proposal to set up technical missile bases in each military district. Creation of additional autonomous storage and transport detachments will fully guarantee that combat formations being used in various operational directions and at a significant distance from each other are supplied with missiles,' he said.

The provision of missiles to combat formations operating under such conditions - in various directions and at a significant distance from each other - are a key test during the Vostok 2014 strategic exercise.

'We will test these approaches during the upcoming Vostok 2014 exercise and study the possibility of further development of the system of missile-technical support,' Shoigu said. 

Comments (5)

Poor Lazar, can't handle the "Truth"!


It's no wonder you're a spokesman for "Vladimir".


PS. At least "Siberian Times" gives everyone a chance to comment their "Opinion". I salute them for that...
Jaker, Dundalk
26/09/2014 10:06
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jojnjo/Jaker its pity that mercenary liars like you cant be kicked off the ;Siberian Time; comments page.
How much do they pay hyper-active professional liars like you?
I am sure you earned it.
Lazar, Moscow
25/09/2014 07:21
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I concur with "Jaker". Putin is a "Warmonger"!
jojnjo, Dublin
23/09/2014 22:31
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When will Ukraine military junta stop killing ethnic Russian people in Ukraine? what is happening in Ukraine is a genocide of Russian people-ITS A WAR CRIME there is no two ways about that.
NGO(CIA) US petrodollars sponsored march on Sunday, well can I just say thank you for showing your true colours, you people cannot tell your left hand form your right. Remember when tree falls the monkeys scatter.
Anyone who is conspiring evil against Russia will be working for his own ruin, just know that.
Lazar, Moscow
22/09/2014 21:10
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Putin! Listen to your people for once...they marched today against Ukrainian war...so will you PLEASE listen to them. If you can't, then it's time you left the world stage because you're not representing the vast majority of people in your country.

PS. To those who marched today (Sunday) for peace, thank you, you are all so brave.
Jaker, Dundalk
22/09/2014 10:26
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