Russia Launches Biggest War Games ‘Vostok-2018’ Since Cold War

Russia has launched its biggest military exercise since the Cold War named “Vostok-2018”, involving about 300,000 service personnel, in eastern Siberia. China is sending 3,200 troops to take part in “Vostok-2018”, with many Chinese armoured vehicles and aircraft. Mongolia is also sending some units.
PC: BBC
The last Russian exercise of similar scale was in 1981, during the Cold War, but Vostok-2018 involves more troops. The week-long manoeuvres come at a time of heightened Nato-Russia tensions. A key aim is to practise the rapid deployment of thousands of troops, as well as aircraft and vehicles, from western Russia to eastern regions, across thousands of miles. 
Source- BBC News

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • Russia Capital: Moscow, Currency: Russian ruble, President: Vladimir Putin. 
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