Is this for real?
A Russian paratrooper will be decorated for valour after he caught hold of a comrade whose chute failed to open and steered him to the ground by his straps, the military said on Monday.
The incident happened when the soldiers became entangled in their parachute lines while jumping from a plane during joint exercises with Chinese forces that ended last last week.
One managed to deploy his emergency parachute and held on to the other until they touched down.
“Both guys showed the best qualities of Russian airborne troops – skill, native wit and courage,” said the deputy commander of the Russian ground forces, Colonel-General Vladimir Moltenskoi.
How did he manage to hold on when deploying the reserve?
And joint Russian-Chinese paratrooper exercises gotta make everyone feel real good…(via FR)