Russian troopers train radiation combat skills in borderland to Norway,

Thomas Nilsen, editor of the Independent Barents Observer

The threat and consequences from nuclear or radiological events remain as a real scenario for the 200th Separate Motor Rifle Brigade on the Kola Peninsula. Based in the Pechenga valley, the unit is one of the two Russian Arctic warfare brigades.

Fighting in a post-nuclear war environment, or handling a radiological terror attack, was the main task of Russian NBC (nuclear, biological, and chemical) Troops practicing together with the Arctic Brigade at the tankodrom and shooting range at Korzunova, a few kilometers east of the mining town of Zapolyarny.

The area of the exercise was attacked by a simulated enemy using weapons of mass destruction, the press service of the Northern Fleet informs. Läs artikel