The exercise will involve strategic bombers Tu-95MS missile, long-range bombers Tu-22M3 aircraft tanker Il-78 military transport aircraft Il-76 and An-12 aircraft airborne early warning

Direct participation in air support of troops in landfills TSB will provide Army Aviation helicopters Mi-8, Mi-24 and Ka-52, Sukhoi Su-24, Su-25, MiG-31 and Su-27, and the latest multi-function aviation systems of the Su-34, Su-30cm and Su-35s.

Recall exercises "Vostok-2014" will be held September 19-25, more than 20 land, sea and air ranges of the Eastern Military District, in the five regions of the Russian Federation from Anadyr to Vladivostok.

The exercise will involve about 100 thousand. Troops to 1.5 thousand. Tanks, and 120 aircraft, up to 5 thousand. Pieces of weapons, military and special equipment and up to 70 ships.

Obviously this was great timing on Putin's part since the Ukrainian President was in Washington addressing a joint session of Congress. But the tensions aren't over yet. As one military blogger posted, "can't wait for the general freakout in a few weeks when the exercise climaxes in a multiple ICBM/SLBM launch serial."

Here is some recent Russian Bear H Net activity reported via the UDXF group (Tom Hill and et al)

8162.0 kHz Tu-95MS Bear H net in CW (W Markers)
8895.0 kHz Tu-95MS Bear H net in CW (W/R Markers)
8033.0 kHz USB Comms
9027.0 kHz Aircraft  CW
5312.0 kHz Ground CW
5835.0 kHz Ground CW

Watch this blog for future updates and additional frequency info to monitor this tense political/military situation.