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Russia to use drones for G8 summit security-report

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MOSCOW, Mar 24 (Reuters) Russia said today it will use new unmanned drones to help provide security during a summit of the Group of Eight industrialised nations in July.

RIA news agency quoted Deputy Interior Minister Mikhail Sukhodolsky as saying the ministry had already tried out the gadgets but said he gave few details about the drones.

''The Russian Interior Ministry is having its first experience of using pilotless flying apparatus, the first models of which we have already put into action,'' Sukhodolsky said.

''We plan to use such technology for the first time during the Group of Eight summit in St Petersburg,'' he said.

President Vladimir Putin will host US President George W Bush and other G8 leaders at a summit in his home town of St Petersburg to crown Russia's first presidency of the rich nations group.

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