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Centre-2011 strategic military exercises

September 27, 2011, Chelyabinsk Region

Dmitry Medvedev visited the Chebarkul training ground, where the final stage of command and staff exercises and training of the internal troops control are being held as part of the Centre-2011 strategic military exercises.

The President awarded state decorations to exercise participants.

In his address, Dmitry Medvedev noted the successful interaction between multi-service and diversified forces.

The Center-2011 strategic exercises of the  Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) began on September 19 simultaneously at six training grounds in Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and are aimed at practicing the deployment of multi-service forces in the Central Asian direction.

September 27, 2011, Chelyabinsk Region