Armored train drills resume in Russia for first time in 15 years

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The 'Amur' and 'Baikal' armoured trains joined drills in the Southern Military District, marking the first time in almost 15 years that such exercises had taken place on Russian territory. The drills started in the Volgograd Region and will continue in the Krasnodar Region, before heading to North Ossetia and finishing in Crimea. 

Footage released by the Defence Ministry shows railroad troops constructing a 400-metre-(1,312 feet)-long pontoon bridge across the Volga River for an armoured train to pass across.