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Russia: Female Spetsnaz officers let their skills do the talking00:55

Russia: Female Spetsnaz officers let their skills do the talking

Russian Federation, Krasnodar
September 20, 2013 at 21:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Female Spetsnaz officers let their skills do the talking

The final stage of a six week training course for around 35 future female officers of the Russian Army's Special Forces was held at the training base of the Southern Military District in Krasnodar region on Friday.

The women sharpened their skills against chemical and biological attacks and guerrilla warfare in woodland areas. They were also trained in the arts of hand-to-hand fighting, confronting unconventional forces and destroying enemy armoured vehicles.

The training inaugurates them into the Spetsnaz, or special forces, a general name for elite divisions of the Russian army, where they will be deployed with several military units of North Caucasus.

Since the beginning of 2013 more than 600 soldiers, including about 150 women, have completed the training programme at Southern Military District's training base. Some of the more extreme training exercises were adjusted to accommodate female recruits, while others were kept at the same level set for men.

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Russia: Female Spetsnaz officers let their skills do the talking

The final stage of a six week training course for around 35 future female officers of the Russian Army's Special Forces was held at the training base of the Southern Military District in Krasnodar region on Friday.

The women sharpened their skills against chemical and biological attacks and guerrilla warfare in woodland areas. They were also trained in the arts of hand-to-hand fighting, confronting unconventional forces and destroying enemy armoured vehicles.

The training inaugurates them into the Spetsnaz, or special forces, a general name for elite divisions of the Russian army, where they will be deployed with several military units of North Caucasus.

Since the beginning of 2013 more than 600 soldiers, including about 150 women, have completed the training programme at Southern Military District's training base. Some of the more extreme training exercises were adjusted to accommodate female recruits, while others were kept at the same level set for men.