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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Border Guards on Move

MOSCOW () -- Hundreds of thousands of Russian border guards began five days of maneuvers Monday along the country's entire eastern border.

A press officer at the border guards' Moscow headquarters told Reuters the maneuvers were designed to develop cooperation between the ministries and departments taking part. These included the counterintelligence service, the Interior Ministry, the Emergency Situations Ministry, the State Customs Committee and the Federal Migration Service.

The exercises, which end Friday, will be held over thousands of kilometers, from Altai near Russia's southern border with Kazakhstan and China to Chukhotka on the White Sea in the north.