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At the Mulino training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region, after the opening ceremony of the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021”, artists of the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Western Military District performed in front of the military participants of the exercise.

On the parade ground of the field camp, a covered stage was deployed, designed for leisure activities as part of the cultural and artistic services for the participants in the exercise, where the artists of the APP ZVO presented their concert program to the audience.

Servicemen of the Western Military District and the military contingents of the armed forces of foreign states – Armenia, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia, which are part of the coalition group of forces created within the framework of the SSU “West-2021”, witnessed a vivid and memorable performance with dance and song compositions from the repertoire of one of the best creative teams of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

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The joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is held every two years in accordance with the decision made by the heads of the two states.

Exercise “West-2021” is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.

Practical actions of troops (forces) will take place from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus.

In total, up to 200 thousand personnel, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems will participate in the SSU “West-2021” on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships.

The maximum number of personnel of military units involved in training, subject to the Vienna Document 2011, on the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6400 military personnel.

The return of military command and control bodies and troops to their permanent deployment points after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.

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