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Russia Is Getting Ready for Its Biggest War Games since the Cold War

The Russian military is getting ready for what is said to be an "unprecedented" military exercise, but as thousands of men and machines gather in Russia's east, leaders in Moscow may be increasingly concerned about what's going on in the West. Earlier this month, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called the upcoming Vostok-2018, or East-2018, exercises "the largest preparatory action for the armed forces since Zapad-81," referring to a Soviet military exercise in 1981 involving about 100,000 to 150,000 troops, according to a CIA estimate at the time.

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