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100 Russian paratroopers made a night landing on Wrangel Island - Ministry of Defense
As part of the Vostok-2014 strategic command and staff exercise, about 100 servicemen of the airborne assault unit and the marine brigade made a night parachute landing on Wrangel Island, where they destroyed a reconnaissance and sabotage group of a simulated enemy during a training battle. This was reported by the press service and information department of the Russian Defense Ministry.
“Currently, paratroopers and marines, under the guidance of experienced specialists, are undergoing a course of survival in the polar tundra. As part of the training, they will have to practice in practice the issues of orientation on the terrain, the construction of temporary shelters, making fire and obtaining food in the harsh conditions of the Arctic, ”the press release says.
The Russian Defense Ministry also reports that paratroopers of the Ulan-Ude airborne unit are preparing to land in the region of Chukotka. They have received special training, which includes a set of measures for survival and action in the conditions of the Far North. A new method of preparing a paratrooper for action in extreme weather and climatic conditions was developed taking into account the experience gained during landing in the Arctic and the Arctic desert.