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NATO seeks walk-ons to pose as ‘Russians’ during drills in Germany
15:36, 30 March 2017
NATO seeks walk-ons to pose as ‘Russians’ during drills in Germany

Applicants will play part of civilians, who might get ‘hurt’ during the military drills; the military will only use blank ammunition

15:36, 30 March 2017

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NATO HQ in Europe is searching for volunteers to pose as ‘Russian civilians’ during the military drills that are soon to take place at Hohenfels firing range in Bayern, Germany. Kommersant outlet reports that with reference to berlin.de.

The applicants will be paid from 88 to 120 Euros daily. They are required to possess decent skills in English and German languages; knowledge of Russian, Czech or Polish would be considered as advantage. The main task of the walk-ons is to play ‘civilians’, like farmers or store owners. The applicants should be ‘stress-resistant, responsible, flexible and to be able to works as a team’.  

Every walk-on will be wearing a vest with detectors in order to assess how many people will be ‘hurt’ during the drills. The agency stressed that the military units will be using exclusively blank ammunition and weapon mock-ups.  

10 villages were built within the firing range’s territory, each hosting up to a hundred walk-ons. They will be staying at the range during the whole period of drills; no one will be let outside the range and no gadgets will be allowed. The alcohol consumption will be strictly forbidden.

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