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Russia To Hold 60 Joint Events with Foreign Armies in 2013

RIA Novosti

05:39 01/12/2012

MOSCOW, December 1 (RIA Novosti) - Russian servicemen will hold over 60 joint events with their foreign colleagues in 2013, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry has said.

“Great attention in the academic year 2013 [starting December 1] will be paid to international military cooperation,” the spokesman told journalists.

“In line with agreements with armies of foreign states, more than 60 joint tactical training activities are due to be held,” he said.

The spokesman added that the focus will be on strengthening military cooperation with states members of the CIS - a loose association of former Soviet republics - and the regional alliances named the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

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