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  1/2/2013, Tevet 20, 5773

Russian Navy Embarks on Largest Exercise in Decades

Russian warships have embarked on what the Defense Ministry said would be the largest naval exercise in decades.

Ships from the navy's Northern, Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific fleets embarked Wednesday on an outing to the Mediteranean and Black Seas where they will stage an exercise at the end of the month to test their ability to act together outside Russian waters.

The exercise will include anti-terrorism and anti-piracy drills.