Video: Thrilling footage of Russian airborne troops drills

The Russian Ministry of Defence published an amazing footage of the massive Russian airborne troops military drills that took place earlier this week.

The large-scale military exercise took place at proving grounds (polygons) in four regions of the Russian Federation: near the Ivanovo and Kostroma Oblasts, as well as near the cities of Yaroslavl and Nizhny Novgorod.

The exercise involved a total of 2,500 Airborne troops, more than 300 vehicles and over 20 aircraft, including planes and helicopters, the Military of Defence website noted.

The drills reportedly involved a wide spectrum of scenarios, from repelling an all-out attack to capturing terrorist positions with civilian hostages.