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"Peace Mission 2005" kicks off (1)
2005-08-22 00:38:38 Xinhua English

A Russian honor guards stand at attention outside the Pacific Fleet headquarters during a ceremony to inaugurate the joint military exercises between China and Russian, in Vladivostok, Russia Aug. 18. Chiefs of the general staff of the Chinese and Russian armed forces began strategic consultations for the first Chinese-Russian joint military exercise, code-named Peace Mission 2005, here Thursday. (Xinhua)

Russian honor guards march past saluting Chinese and Russian commanders during a ceremony to inaugurate their joint military exercises, at a World War II memorial in Vladivostok Aug. 18. (Xinhua)

Liang Guanglie (Left, Front), chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army and his Russian counterpart Yury Baluyevsky (Right, Front) place wreathes and salute to the monument of Pacific Fleet Honour to show their respect to the Russian soldiers who had devoted their lives to the soviet patriotic war in World War II in Vladivostok August 18. (Xinhua)

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