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Photo: Courtesy of Russian Military Contingent (RMC)
Trust in his comrades is vital in this type of units.

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Photo: Sgt. Toni McDowell
Reconnaissance platoons developed diverse unarmed fighting and martial skills.

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Photo: Courtesy of RMC
Ambushing and capturing of moving vehicles is a part of the normal training.

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Photo: Sgt. Toni McDowell

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Photo: PO Andy Gedge
The Russian Recce Platoon displays the sprit of the bayonet: kill, kill, kill!

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Photo: PO Andy Gedge
A Russian soldier takes the pain, as a stout piece of wood is smashed against his stomach.

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Photo: PO Andy Gedge
A Russian soldier ignores the pain and blood, caused by having a bottle smashed over his head.

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Photo: PO Andy Gedge
Russian troops prove that you can go higher with teamwork.

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Photo: PO Andy Gedge
With speed and precision a Russian soldier uses his bare fists to smash through bricks.

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Photo: 2nd Lt. Alexander Barbé
One soldier prepares to break a pile of bricks on fire on the belly of one of his colleagues. This one is pulled off without any injuries.

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Photo: Spc. Charlie Boles
Soldier of the SFOR Russian Brigade photographed during the ceremony and meal held in honour of International Womens' Day at the Russian Brigade HQ.

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Photo: Capt. Halvor Molland
A Russian paratrooper opens a display of military and martial arts during the Russian Homeland Defence Day held at Russian Battalion HQ, Ugljevik in MND-N on February 23, 1998

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