In Russia’s far east, spread across 5 army training grounds, the biggest military exercises since the Cold War run for a week from today. Involving 300,000 Russian troops, 36,000 tanks, 1,000 aircraft and 80 ships, for the first time Chinese and Mongolian forces will take part too. Simultaneously Presidents Putin and Xi meet in Vladivostok to discuss large scale projects and economic cooperation. NATO will be monitoring activities.
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