Russians Run Exercise in Arctic Sea

Protection of Nord Stream gas pipeline also being rehearsed

(Helsingin Sanomat) — Russia is flexing its military muscles in an exceptionally showy fashion on the Baltic Sea and in the nearby areas in August and September.

The Ladoga-2009 military exercise, which is scheduled to last for a month and a half, has already commenced in the vicinity of Lake Ladoga, reports news agency Ria Novosti, referring to information from military sources.

In September another military exercise Zapad-2009 will be held in Kaliningrad and Belarus.

via Helsingin Sanomat – International Edition – Foreign.

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