The [Russian Armed Forces] will form the new 8th Combined-Arms Army in the Southern Military District. According to the plan, its headquarters will be in Novocherkassk. The units will be in Rostov and Volgograd Oblasts. According to experts, this new formation will be one of the most important elements in ensuring the security of the Russian Federation in the south. Viktor Murakhovski, chief editor of Арсенал Отечества (Arsenal Otchestva: Arsenal of the Fatherland) pointed up:
Plans call for initial work to finish in June 2017. The headquarters and staff will be up and running, with the requisite communications channels to deployed units, army services, and other formations. The exact TO&E of the new unit isn’t yet finalised. However, most likely, it’d contain the newly-raised 150th Motor-Rifle Division, also based in Novocherkassk. In addition, it’d likely contain the 20th Guards Motor-Rifle Brigade in Volgograd. Recently, Minister of Defence S K Shoigu set out the goal of creating a self-contained combined-arms all-services unit.
no date (late March 2017?)
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Here’s a Russian sapper preparing to embark for Syria, to demine liberated Palmyra. He’s got his canine friend along to help him! Russian sappers, alongside their Syrian, Iranian, and Hizbullah counterparts, have already demined much of liberated Free Aleppo. They’ll do the same in Palmyra… yes, these guys are on guard for peace, too… keeping the world safe from the likes of McCain and Clinton.
One last thing… these guys are going to Syria with the full blessing of the Syrian government. The Americans going there didn’t ask permission of Syria… that makes them aggressors and invaders. Wouldn’t that make the American Establishment (both Republican and Democratic) eligible for a “war crimes trial?” Perspirin’ minds wanna know…
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About 3,000 personnel in the Southern Military District took part in a snap combat readiness inspection in the Crimea and North Caucasus. An official spokesman told us:
A number of military formations and units deployed in the Karachaevo–Cherkessian and Chechen Republics, the Crimea, and Dagestan were on alert. About 3,000 troops and over 1,000 pieces of equipment, including T-72B3 tanks, BMP-3 amphibious MICVs, and BTR-82A APCs carried out practical tasks within the inspection.
The inspection took place in accordance under the orders of the commander of the Southern Military District. The Minoborony Rossii carried out over 250 snap combat readiness inspections in the Southern Military District in 2016.
2 March 2017
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The “K” on the young man’s shoulder straps signify that he’s an officer cadet (“Kursant” in Russian)… an obvious PhotoShop, but fun nonetheless…
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