WATCH: Russian snipers stage camouflage drills in snowy Far East 

WATCH: Russian snipers stage camouflage drills in snowy Far East 

Russian snipers have disguised themselves in camouflage to blend in with the snow and practiced taking out enemy assailants in extremely low temperatures and frosty conditions in the Far East.

The country’s Ministry of Defense said on Thursday that marksmen from the Eastern Military District set up concealed vantage points and so-called “lie-ins” while conducting exercises at the Bikinsky range in Khabarovsk, over 6000 kilometers (more than 3700 miles) from Moscow. 

According to military chiefs, the snipers were ordered to become invisible to nearby observers, undetectable even by those standing as close as five meters away. 

During the tactical and special training, the marksmen honed their skills in finding targets and identifying major threats. They were required to eliminate a group of enemy saboteurs and transmit the coordinates of light armored vehicles, which soldiers practiced destroying using large-caliber 12.7 millimeter ASVK rifles. 

The exercises come among a string of measures aimed at…

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