Air defence system S-300 being fired at a range in Astrakhan region in 2011 (archive)
MOSCOW, March 06. /ITAR-TASS/. Military exercises of the Air Defense Troops in Russia’s Western Military District have gathered all district ground forces, including air defense formations of the Northern Fleet, at firing range Kapustin Yar outside the southern Russian city of Astrakhan, chief press officer of the Western Military District Colonel Oleg Kochetkov told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
“This is the most large-scale military exercise of the Air Defense Troops in the Western Military District,” he noted.