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In Moscow, under the leadership of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, a plenary meeting of the Public Council under the military department was held.

During the meeting, the Minister of Defense announced plans to hold a series of preparatory exercises, which will precede the strategic command and staff exercise “West-2021”

“Before that, we will have a whole series of preparatory exercises that accompany any major exercises of this kind,” Sergei Shoigu said.

In general, according to the head of the military department, by the end of the year, in addition to Zapad-2021, a large number of combat training events are planned.

The Defense Minister recalled that earlier in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, control sudden checks of combat readiness had passed and expressed bewilderment that they had frightened the western neighbors, although the checks were carried out on a planned basis and did not violate international agreements.

“I would like to note that all the events were carried out according to plan and in accordance with international agreements. Nevertheless, for some reason they greatly frightened our western neighbors, ”Sergei Shoigu noted.

The head of the military department recalled that 35 thousand units of weapons, military and special equipment, 180 ships and boats, about 900 aircraft, including long-range and military transport aircraft, were involved in the checks.

More than 4 thousand classes, trainings and exercises of various scales were held at the 101 training grounds.

The checked associations and connections carried out regrouping over distances of over 3.5 thousand kilometers.

A detachment of 15 ships of the Caspian Flotilla made an inter-naval transition to the Black Sea with a length of over 1.3 thousand kilometers.

The airborne troops worked out training and use as part of an interspecific grouping of troops, while landing at a distance of 1.5 thousand kilometers.

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Further, the Minister of Defense said that in pursuance of the instructions of the President of Russia, the military department began the reconstruction of the eastern section of the Baikal-Amur railway from Ulak station to Fevralsk station with a total length of 339 kilometers. The advanced units of the railway troops have already begun to deploy the group’s life support facilities.

Sergei Shoigu also added that the Ministry of Defense plans to build six modular townships in 2021 for a comfortable life for servicemen involved in the reconstruction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline.

In addition, the head of the military department said that 30 block-modular towns have already been built in Nagorno-Karabakh to accommodate the Russian peacekeeping contingent, which has significantly improved the conditions for the stay and work of Russian military personnel there.

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At the meeting of the Public Council, the Minister of Defense said that about 6 thousand schoolchildren had been trained at the Avangard Center for Military-Patriotic Education in the Patriot Park.

“The Avangard Center for Military-Patriotic Education is successfully operating in the Patriot Park … Since the opening of the Center, about 6 thousand schoolchildren from Moscow and the Moscow Region have already been trained there,” Sergei Shoigu said.

He specified that the center uses new educational technologies, interactive educational and methodological complexes and digital content, and introduces elements of artificial intelligence. In addition, the work of 27 such “Avangards” is organized in the regions.

The head of the military department recalled that on May 28, the All-Russian military-patriotic social movement Yunarmiya celebrated its 5th anniversary. Now there are more than 800 thousand adolescents from all constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

The Minister of Defense also spoke about the celebration of the 76th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The celebrations with the participation of the military department were held in 377 cities of the country, and military parades took place in 28 of them. More than 12.5 thousand people, over 190 pieces of weapons and military equipment, 76 aircraft were involved in Red Square in Moscow.

“Now the military-patriotic action“ We are the army of the country! We are the army of the people! ” By June 27, the theme train that departed from the Kievsky railway station in April will visit more than 50 cities and tell about the history of the Great Patriotic War, the development of the Armed Forces and the work of military doctors, ”Sergei Shoigu said.

The Minister of Defense also announced the holding of the Main Naval Parade at the end of July in St. Petersburg, the International Military-Technical Forum “Army” – the largest exhibition of weapons with all types of displays in the air and on the ground.

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The head of the military department informed the participants of the plenary session that the Ministry of Defense had vaccinated almost 93% of all Russian military personnel and their family members.

“We have completed vaccination by almost 93%, including not only military personnel, but also their relatives,” said Sergei Shoigu, noting that the military department prevented critical rates in terms of morbidity and mortality.

The Minister of Defense explained that, in particular, the servicemen of all elements of the strategic nuclear forces, both ground and aviation components and the submarine fleet, as well as all special forces, were vaccinated.

In general, according to the head of the military department, all measures of the Russian Ministry of Defense are carried out in compliance with measures for the prevention of coronavirus infection, the vaccination campaign continues.

“Within the framework of rendering assistance to the population by specialists of the military-construction complex, 30 multifunctional medical centers were built in 23 regions in nine months. They are equipped with the most modern equipment, ”added Sergei Shoigu.

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