( CNN) Russia will stage its largest war game following the fall of the Soviet Union next month, the country's Defense Ministry said Monday.

The games will have an “unprecedented scale both in province and number of troops involved, ” supreme commander-in-chief of the Russian armed forces, Gen. Sergi Shoigu, said in a statement.

Shoigu said it would be the “largest event since the Zapad-8 1 maneuvers, ” which involved as many as 150,000 troops, according to CIA documents.

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