In a massive display of power, Russia is rolling out 36,000 military tanks, flying 1,000 aircraft and sailing 80-warships in this week’s military exercises in Eastern Siberia.
Three hundred thousand Russian troops are participating along with more than 3,000 Chinese troops. As the drills began, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
CGTN’s Lucy Taylor reports from Moscow.
To discuss all of this:
- Dimitriy Frolovskiy is a political analyst and writer.
- Dmitry Babich is a political analyst for Sputnik International.
- Yun Sun is the director of the China Program at the Stimson Center.
- Paolo Von Schirach is president of the Global Policy Institute.
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