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Inside Russia's military expo

A participant holds a rifle during the annual international military-technical forum "ARMY" at Patriot Expocentre in Moscow Region, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A participant holds a rifle during the annual international military-technical forum "ARMY" at Patriot Expocentre in Moscow Region, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A participant holds a rifle during the annual international military-technical forum "ARMY" at Patriot Expocentre in Moscow Region, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A Russian TOS-1A Solntsepek multiple rocket launcher fires during a demonstration. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian TOS-1A Solntsepek multiple rocket launcher fires during a demonstration. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian TOS-1A Solntsepek multiple rocket launcher fires during a demonstration. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses participants via a video link during the opening of the expo. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses participants via a video link during the opening of the expo. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses participants via a video link during the opening of the expo. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A woman poses for a photo next to statues depicting Russian servicemen. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman poses for a photo next to statues depicting Russian servicemen. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman poses for a photo next to statues depicting Russian servicemen. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A Russian T-80 U tank drives. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian T-80 U tank drives. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian T-80 U tank drives. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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An AK-308 rifle is on display. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

An AK-308 rifle is on display. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

An AK-308 rifle is on display. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A Russian MSTA-S self-propelled howitzer fires during a demonstration. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian MSTA-S self-propelled howitzer fires during a demonstration. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian MSTA-S self-propelled howitzer fires during a demonstration. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A Russian TOS-1A Solntsepek multiple rocket launcher drives. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian TOS-1A Solntsepek multiple rocket launcher drives. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian TOS-1A Solntsepek multiple rocket launcher drives. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian MSTA-S self-propelled howitzers fire during a demonstration. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian MSTA-S self-propelled howitzers fire during a demonstration. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian MSTA-S self-propelled howitzers fire during a demonstration. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Military vehicles and cannons are on display. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Military vehicles and cannons are on display. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Military vehicles and cannons are on display. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian servicemen walk. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen walk. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen walk. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A Russian serviceman on a BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian serviceman on a BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian serviceman on a BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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(L-R, front) Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend the expo. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

(L-R, front) Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend the expo. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

(L-R, front) Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend the expo. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A Russian Armata T-15 mechanized infantry combat vehicle is on display. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian Armata T-15 mechanized infantry combat vehicle is on display. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian Armata T-15 mechanized infantry combat vehicle is on display. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A Russian Tornado-G multiple rocket launcher fires during a demonstration. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian Tornado-G multiple rocket launcher fires during a demonstration. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian Tornado-G multiple rocket launcher fires during a demonstration. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A participant poses for a picture. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A participant poses for a picture. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A participant poses for a picture. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian servicemen stand atop armoured vehicles. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen stand atop armoured vehicles. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen stand atop armoured vehicles. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Participants attend the expo. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Participants attend the expo. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Participants attend the expo. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian servicemen work. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen work. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen work. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian armoured vehicles take part in the expo. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian armoured vehicles take part in the expo. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian armoured vehicles take part in the expo. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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