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The Armed Forces Mountain units’ servicemen get ready for the Edelweiss Raid 2015 International Contest

Today the Russian Armed Forces team which will take part in the Edelweiss Raid 2015 International Contest started training in the Terscol CSKA complex.

The contest will be held from 22 to 27 February on the Austrian Armed Forces 6th Infantry (mountain) brigade located in Absam. It will be the first time for the Russian servicemen to participate such contest.

The team consists of 8 best servicemen from mountain units. In the contest course the national teams will perform battle-equipped marching with rifle firing, rescue and evacuate the injured from the mountainous snowy regions.

Within the training servicemen under control of experienced instructors will practice mountain obstacles passing, first-aid treatment and get used to the weather conditions.

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