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The revival of the Russian Armed forces considerably on the background of the loss of the NATO countries skills of planning and conducting large-scale exercises. This is stated in the published Alliance report analyst research division of the NATO’s Diego Ruiz Palmer, RIA Novosti reported.
According to him, since 2009 it is becoming increasingly clear that the Russian armed forces quickly restored after two decades of decline and lack of attention in the period after the end of the cold war. The report says that at present Russia is the only country in Europe capable of conducting unannounced exercises and engage in training of this combination of forces and resources consisting of 60 thousand people.
The expert believes that the experience of operations in Syria has created a new base for operational skills and logistical capacity of the Russian military.
The practice of unannounced inspections of the Russian army resumed in 2013 — after his appointment as Minister of defense in November 2012, Sergei Shoigu. In the beginning of 2016, Vladimir Putin said that the sudden checking of the army are well established and consistently allow you to increase the combat readiness of the army and Navy. He proposed to continue this practice.
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