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Russian military mountaineers to train in Caucasus

RIA Novosti

05:14 23/08/2010 ROSTOV ON DON, August 23 (RIA Novosti) - A hundred Russian military mountaineers will gather at a training base in the North Caucasus Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria on Monday for mountain survival training.

They will learn how to climb grass- and gravel-covered slopes, rocks and glaciers.

"The servicemen will also learn safety rules during climbing, as well as first aid and evacuation of injured people from remote mountainous regions," a military spokesman said.

The training will continue through mid-September.

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