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About 80 representatives of the military-diplomatic corps from 52 countries of the CIS, Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America, accredited in Russia, visited the Ashuluk training ground of the Center for Combat Training and Combat Use of the Aerospace Forces in the Astrakhan region. Here, officers of foreign states were shown the combat capabilities of the S-400 Triumph long-range anti-aircraft missile systems (ZRS), as well as the Pantsir-S short-range anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems (ZRPK) for detecting and destroying air targets.

During the drawing of a tactical episode, consisting of three stages, the foreign military attaches were shown the peculiarities of organizing air defense to repel a missile and air strike of a simulated enemy. Combat crews of the S-400 air defense missile system and the Pantsir-S air defense missile system detected and destroyed all target missiles imitating aerodynamic, operational-tactical, tactical ballistic targets, cruise missiles, and ground targets.

The day before, within the framework of the event, a briefing was held in Astrakhan, during which the head of the Center for Combat Training and Combat Use of the Aerospace Forces, Major General Aleksey Radko, told the foreign military attaché about the peculiarities of the center’s activities. Colonel Alexei Litvinov, a representative of the Yaroslavl Higher Military School of Air Defense, acquainted the military attaches of foreign countries with the specifics and possibilities of training foreign military personnel in the specialties of air defense at the school.

In addition to the official program, the military attaches of foreign countries were introduced to the sights of the Astrakhan Kremlin and other cultural and historical sites of Astrakhan.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation regularly invites representatives of the military-diplomatic corps of foreign states to various events.

In 2020, foreign military diplomats attended over 20 events. The largest of them are the International Army Games 2020, the Army 2020 International Military and Technical Forum, the final stage of the Caucasus 2020 strategic command and staff exercise, and a briefing by General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

The event is planned and is being held with the aim of increasing the transparency of the activities of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

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