Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, right, use binoculars as they observe military exercises near the Baikal Lake on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Ru

 

              Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, right, use binoculars as they observe military exercises near the Baikal Lake on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Ru
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, right, use binoculars as they observe military exercises near the Baikal Lake on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Russia has launched its biggest military maneuvers since Soviet times, involving 160,000 troops and about 5,000 tanks across Siberia and the far eastern region. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service, Pool)