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Parachute jumping with the Russian army

Newsnight's Tim Whewell has been given unprecedented access to Russia's military.

Here Tim, who is afraid of heights, finds himself invited by Russian paratroopers to take part in their parachute jump drill.

Tim's films on Russia's military reforms can be seen on Newsnight on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 March on March, 2009 at 10.30pm on BBC Two.


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