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Servicemen of the rifle company of snipers of the 201st military base, stationed in Tajikistan, performed firing exercises with Dragunov sniper rifles (SVD) at maximum ranges.

At the Lyaur training ground, snipers improved their skills in working as part of sniper pairs, monitoring the battlefield, timely detection and destruction of targets located at a distance of up to 1300 meters from the shooter. In addition, the servicemen as part of the group conducted search operations in the designated area with the aim of locating conditional militants and transferring the coordinates of their location to the command post. They fulfilled the standards for covert movement, equipment and occupation of firing positions, retreat after completing the task to the assembly point.

Snipers worked out exercises both in the daytime and at night, including with the use of special 1PN-140 thermal imaging sights.

The 201st military base stationed in Tajikistan is Russia’s largest military facility outside its borders. Located in two cities – Dushanbe and Bokhtar. According to the agreement signed in October 2012, the connection will be in Tajikistan until 2042.

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