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In Syria, the Russian Military Found the Ultimate Testing Ground

Oct 23, 2017 | 08:59 GMT
The Russian missile cruiser Moskva patrols off the coast of Syria in this December 2015 photo.

The Russian guided missile cruiser Moskva patrols off the coast of Syria in December 2015. The conflict in Syria proved to be the ultimate testing ground for Russian troops, equipment and combat capabilities. 

(MAX DELANY/AFP/Getty Images)

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