MOSCOW, December 9 - RIA Novosti. Two multi-purpose Mi-35 and three military transport machines Mi-8 MTV-5 entered service in the Western Military District Air (ZVO), told reporters on Friday the head of the press service, Colonel Igor Mugina ZVO.
"Two drums multipurpose Mi-35 army arrived at the base of the Western Military District in the Pskov region Aviation Three fighting machines Mi-8 MTV-5 arrived at one of the bases, which is deployed in the Leningrad region." - Said in a statement.
Mi-35 is designed to destroy armored vehicles and manpower, fire support motorized infantry and tank units, landing and transportation of cargo in the cabin and on an external sling.
Multi-purpose transport helicopter Mi-8 MTV-5 belongs to the family Mi-8/17. Representatives of this series helicopters are used in health care and search and rescue missions, carry out cargo transportation. To date, it produced more than 12 thousand helicopters series Mi-8/17, which are delivered in 100 countries.
NOTE: as mentioned in another thread. The Mil-35M original two orders totaling 49 aircraft was complete by the end of 2014. However more keep coming in both 2015 and 2016. Unfortunately numbers ordered or delivered have not been made available.