In the Central military district (CVO) began large-scale exercises a control check on the results of the 2016 school year. Under maneuvers the alarm is raised more than 20 thousand soldiers stationed in Western and southern Siberia, reports RIA “Novosti” with reference to the official representative of the CVO Jaroslav Roshchupkin.

“Connections and military units stationed in Western and southern Siberia, today raised the alarm and made marches to landfills where it started complete tactical and firing training during a reference check on the results of the 2016 school year,” said Roshchupkin.

According to the interlocutor of the Agency, the inspection involved motorized rifle, tank, artillery units, the crews of the Tolmachevo air base, the battalions of antiaircraft missile systems s-300 and s-400, special forces, as well as specialists in all types of collateral.

“Informed military authorities of Russia’s largest County has worked to deploy troops in the Central Asian strategic direction,” said the officer.

Validation, which controls the commander of the CVO Colonel-General Vladimir Zarucnicki, will last for five days. During the exercise, more than 20 thousand troops in practice will fulfill all kinds of combat actions from exercises to defence and attack, after which the command will assess the combat readiness of the units. One of the main roles for the first time belongs to the military psychologists, who will perform each the cohesion of the military collective and the mental attitude of the military.

Central military district brings together military units, institutions, establishments, stationed in the Volga region, Siberia and the Urals. The headquarters of the district is located in Yekaterinburg.

From 15 to 26 October 2016 in Egypt held a joint Russian-Egyptian anti-terror exercises “Defenders of friendship – 2016″, which attracted more than 500 servicemen of the units of the airborne troops (VDV) of Russia and airborne troops to Egypt, reports the website of the defense Ministry. “Russian paratroopers is one of the first experiences of participation in joint exercises airborne units throughout the African continent,” the report says.

In the first half of September the Russian army passed the strategic command and staff exercises “Caucasus-2016″, which involved more than 12 thousand soldiers. Maneuvers were held on the grounds of the southern military district and in the waters of the Black and Caspian seas. During the exercise was marked by an unprecedented number of intelligence flights near Russian borders on the Black sea.

At the end of August on the 18 polygons of the North Caucasus and southern Russia were the encampment of Russian troops, rocket troops and artillery. In them took part more than 11 thousand people and more than 2.2 thousand units of weapons and military equipment. Dissatisfaction with the activity expressed Georgia.

August 25, 2016, Russian President and Supreme commander Vladimir Putin announced the sudden check of combat readiness of the armed forces. It affected southern, Western and Central military districts and the Northern fleet, FSI and airborne.

Then the BBC Russian service pointed out that similar checks in the Russian army in recent times. In June of validation was to assess the combat and mobilization readiness. In March this audit was conducted in airborne – it was attended by about 30 thousand people.

On 17 August the CVO began joint exercises of aviation and air defense forces. The crews of fighter-interceptors MiG-31 and Sukhoi su-24 regiments stationed in the Urals and Western Siberia, to drill was relocated in Perm Krai.

The troops of the CVO began verification at the end of 2016 18.10.2016

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