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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

New Military District

The military has completed the creation of the new Western Military District, which unites the former Moscow and Leningrad military districts and has its headquarters in St. Petersburg, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said.

Serdyukov said Thursday that the ministry was proceeding with a plan to replace the current six districts with four, but he could not say when the other three — the Southern, Central and Eastern districts — would be formed, RIA-Novosti reported.