Russian Paratroopers to Undergo Training in NATO Countries

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Airborne Troops commander Vladimir Shamanov talk to 7th Airborne Assault Division soldiers

From Interfax: Russian paratroopers are preparing to travel to the United States, Germany and other countries to undergo advanced training, Airborne Troops Commander Lt. Gen. Vladimir Shamanov said.

"The General Staff has ordered training to be organized for our servicemen with foreign armed forces and within the framework of the Russia-NATO format," Shamanov told the press in Moscow on Wednesday.

Some of our servicemen are preparing to travel to the United States and Germany, he said.  (photo: Getty)

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