Russian defense and interior ministry troops have each staged large-scale military exercises, one after another. Military drills take place across Russia practically year-round, but what was interesting about a recent series of exercises is that they were conducted in the mountainous regions of the North Caucasus. Russia’s borders with Georgia and Azerbaijan pass through the Caucasus Mountains, raising the question of whether these two countries are somehow linked to Russia’s future moves.
In mid-March, three-day command post exercises were held in Stavropol region and North Ossetia. Over 2,000 military communications specialists participated in the exercises, and about 500 pieces of …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation