Russia starts large-scale anti-terrorist drills in Sochi ahead of Olympics

Russia’s Federal Security Service, or FSB, began anti-terrorist exercises in the Krasnodar Territory area, including Sochi, ahead of the Olympic Games scheduled to start in February.

Russia’s Federal Security Service, or FSB, began anti-terrorist exercises in the Krasnodar Territory area, including Sochi, ahead of the Olympic Games scheduled to start in February.

The FSB Directorate told the ITAR-TASS news agency that the drills will be conducted from November 10 through 30.

The agency said conducting such exercises would guarantee law-enforcement agencies, power authorities and local governments preparedness "to the joint solution of goals aimed at the avoidance of extraordinary situations and ensuring safety for territory inhabitants and guests." The operations headquarters asked residents in the area to allow the exercises to continue without interruption.  

First published in Russian in ITAR-TASS.

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