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Military exercises in the Black Sea region

March 29, 2013, Anapa

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Putin arrived in Krasnodar Territory where he personally observed large-scale military exercises in the Black Sea region, the launch of which he ordered the previous day.

Mr Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu observed the exercises from aboard a helicopter. Later, the President visited the Rayevsky firing range where joint action drill of the land forces and combat and military transport aviation took place.

Commander-in-Chief also observed the Black Sea FLeet's training landing operation.

The President arrived in Anapa from Rostov-on-Don, where he took part in the first conference of the All-Russia People’s Front.

March 29, 2013, Anapa