Servicemen of Russian military in Tajikistan rehearse conducting combat missions in mountains

25/09/2015 15:21
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, September 25, 2015, Asia-Plus – Servicemen of the Russian military base deployed in Tajikistan are rehearsing conducting combat missions in mountain areas, according to the press center of Russia’s Central Military District.

They are reportedly practicing qualifying standards on firing and physical training as well as combat vehicle driving at the Lohour, Momirak and Sombuli training grounds.

The Russian military base deployed in Tajikistan is Russia's largest non-naval military facility outside the country.  It was officially opened in Tajikistan in 2004 under a previous agreement, which was signed in 1993, and hosts Russia’s largest military contingent deployed abroad.

A total of some 7,000 Russian troops are stationed at three military facilities collectively known as the 201st military base - in Dushanbe, Qurghon Teppa, some 100 kilometers from Dushanbe, and Kulob, about 200 kilometers southwest of Dushanbe.

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