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Chinese and Russian troops battle subzero chill in Siberia drills

Grueling exercises come as both neighbors face tensions with US

Chinese troops take part in Russia's Sayan March 2021 in the Siberian mountains in April. (Photo courtesy of Russia's Ministry of Defense)

MOSCOW -- China and Russia have conducted a series of military exercises in the brutal cold of the Siberian mountains, just as both countries' tensions with the U.S. heat up and speculation swirls over the possibility of deeper cooperation between Beijing and Moscow.

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