40 million Russians involved in annual 4-day defense drills; Drill of 2013 involved over 60 million people. | RT News

This week Russian authorities are conducting massive civil defense training involving 40 million people nationwide. The drill comes amid a spike in tensions between Russia and the US after the collapse of the two nations’ cooperation in Syria.

This year’s exercise is not exceptional in terms of scale. For example, the drill of 2013 involved over 60 million people.

Source: 40 million Russians involved in annual 4-day defense drills — RT News

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