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Inside the Russian military
By Reuters -
Soviet SU-100 tank destroyers drive during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, May 9, 2015. Picture taken with a tilt and shift lens. REUTERS/Host Photo Agency/RIA Novosti 
Vessels are seen during the war games Zapad-2013 (West-2013) at the Khmelevka range on Russia's Baltic Sea in the Kaliningrad Region, September 26, 2013. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin 
A Russian serviceman walks past the Buk-1M missile system at the Army-2015 international military forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov 
Russian army soldiers in winter camouflage go through training exercises at an altitude of 3,500 meters on the slopes of Mount Elbrus in Russia's Caucasus January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev 
Servicemen take part in the joint war games Zapad-2013 at the Khmelevka range on Russia's Baltic Sea in the Kaliningrad Region, September 26, 2013. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin 
A Russian T-80 tank is driven at a firing ground during a demonstration show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow, June 30, 2012. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov 
Crew members pose for a picture during a ceremony launching the diesel-electric submarine "Rostov-on-Don" at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg, June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk 
Russian servicemen remove felled trees, which were cut down to prevent new fire outbursts, outside the town of Lukhovitsy, some 110 km (68 miles) southeast of the capital Moscow, August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov 
A Russian TOS-1 Buratino multiple rocket launcher fires during the Russia Arms Expo 2013 9th international exhibition of arms, military equipment and ammunition, in the Urals city of Nizhny Tagil, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin 
Soldiers run near a line of the Mikoyan MiG-31B supersonic interceptor aircrafts at the Kansk-Dalniy military airdrome outside the town of Kansk, 130 miles east of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin 
Russian sailors march during a naval parade rehearsal in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer 
An Ilyushin Il-78 Midas air force tanker and a Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bomber fly over the Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, May 9, 2015. REUTERS/Host Photo Agency/RIA Novosti 
Members of the Russian team transport tanks on a pontoon bridge during the Open Water competition for pontoon bridge units as part of the International Army Games-2015 in the town of Murom, Russia, August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev 
A Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jet fighter flies during a drill at the Nitka training complex in the village of Novofedorovka, west of the Crimean city of Simferopol, August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov 
A military vessel is seen during the joint war games Zapad-2013 at the Khmelevka range on Russia's Baltic Sea in the Kaliningrad Region, September 26, 2013. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin 
Russian amphibious vehicles drive in formation during celebrations to mark Navy Day in the far eastern Russian port of Vladivostok, July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev 
A Russian soldier lies with his back to Ukrainian fighter jets as he watches Ukrainian serviceman at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner 
Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighters release flares as they perform during the Russia Arms Expo 2013 9th international exhibition of arms, military equipment and ammunition, in the Urals city of Nizhny Tagil, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin 
Russian sailors board their Russian Navy frigate Smolny as they leave the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, western France, December 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe 
A dog runs past Russian navy sailors taking part in a festive ceremony marking the first anniversary of the Crimean treaty signing in Sevastopol, March 18, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov 
The crew of a Russian Kilo-class diesel submarine line up on its deck during a naval parade rehearsal at the harbor of Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok, July 23, 2010. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev 
A Russian serviceman aboard a tank salutes during the Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square, May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor 
Russian warships fire during a naval parade rehearsal in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer 
A Russian armored personnel carrier during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade on Red Square in Moscow, April 26, 2011. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin 
A couple kiss in front of a Russian military ship during the International Maritime Defence Show in St. Petersburg, June 24, 2009. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk