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Two Tu-160 strategic bombers of Russia land in an airport near the U.S. State of Alaska.


MOSCOW, Aug. 15 — Two Tu-160 strategic bombers of Russia performed a long non-stop flight to Anadyr airfield in Russia’s Chukotka Region near the U.S. State of Alaska, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

The bombers flew more than eight hours covering over 6,000 km without refueling to Russia’s easternmost region, where Alaska is just across the Bering Strait, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said the maneuver was part of a scheduled tactical flight drill involving about 10 aircraft, including Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic bombers and Il-78 air-refuelling tankers.

The drill will last until the end of this week. – XINHUA