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The Soviet-era practice of sending strategic bombers on long-range flights had stopped in 1992 (file) (Courtesy Photo) September 3, 2007 -- Russian long-range bomber planes have begun a two-day exercise over the Arctic.


The Russian Air Force said today the 12 Tu-95 "Bear" bombers will carry out maneuvers that will include the launching of cruise missiles.


The exercises follow last month's announcement by President Vladimir Putin that Russian bombers would resume long-range training missions over the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans.


(AFP, AP)

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