This is the moment Russian tank units and foot soldiers take part in war games on snowy terrain.
The military exercise took place at the Pesochnoe training ground in the western Russian region of Yaroslavl Oblast.
The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the combat training involved personnel of the Ivanovo guards unit of the Airborne Forces.
In a statement on 11th January, the MoD said: “Parachute regiments of the Ivanovsky and Kostroma battalions were the first to arrive at the training ground.
“As part of the combat training event, platoons fired live rounds under the supervision of the airborne battalions’ chiefs of staff. The main objective of the training exercise was for the units to practise defensive and offensive manoeuvres with the full support of personnel in subunits during the assigned tasks.
“The servicemen used standard small arms and weapons on board BMD-2K-AU airborne assault vehicles and, at the level of platoon commanders, practiced managing subordinate units.
“During the live shooting exercise, personnel of the subunits, under the cover of the combat vehicles, fired back at targets up to 1,200 metres away with standard weapons while on the move.
“Meanwhile, the servicemen captured all the firing positions of the mock enemy and held the occupied line until the arrival of the main forces, quickly and accurately hitting their target.”
The MoD added: “In total, over 10 units of airborne equipment and about 100 servicemen from the guards unit were involved in the combat firing exercise.”