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Russia ‘to train army to play badminton’

Russia will train its army to play badminton to improve its battle prowess after the racket sport won a surprise personal endorsement from President Dmitry Medvedev, a newspaper said Monday. Izvestia newspaper said the Russian defense ministry next year would purchase some 10,000 badminton rackets and tens of thousands of shuttlecocks, and snipers will be…

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