Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visited Uspensky training ground to observe military exercises of the troops of the Eastern Military District.
The president and the minister were observed the drills from a viewing platform and then flew above the area of the training ground in a helicopter.
Large-scale drills to test the combat readiness of the troops of Eastern and Central Districts began following the order from the Supreme Commander-in-Chief on July 13. These drills are the largest in post-Soviet history.
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