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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), accompanied by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, watches the joint Zapad-2017 (West-2017) Russian military exercises with Belarus at the Luzhsky training ground in Leningrad region on September 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Mikhail KLIMENTYEV        (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), accompanied by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, watches the joint Zapad-2017 (West-2017) Russian military exercises with Belarus at the Luzhsky training ground in Leningrad region on September 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Mikhail KLIMENTYEV        (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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Vladimir Putin has made an appearance at the Zapad 2017 war games - Russia's large-scale military exercises.

Putin keeps a close eye on Zapad war games

Vladimir Putin has made an appearance at the Zapad 2017 war games - Russia's large-scale military exercises.