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In the capital of the Algerian People’s Democratic Republic, the opening of the international cynological competition “Faithful friend” took place.
The official start of the competition was given by the Chief of Staff of the National People’s Army of Algeria, Corps General Said Shanegrikha, who in his speech thanked Russia for the opportunity to host the Army-2021 stage in Algeria. “The Army Games is an international event. It is very important for us to hold them in Algeria at the highest level, ”he said. The guest of honor of the event was the Prime Minister of Algeria Ayman Benabderrahman. The head of the Russian delegation, Major General Vladimir Golovachev, also made an opening speech and wished success to all the participants in the competition.
At the opening ceremony, viewers saw a demonstration performance by Algerian dog handlers on the detention of conditional criminals. Also, military dog handlers demonstrated their skills in shooting and overcoming various obstacles together with their dogs.
Further, a special group of the gendarmerie, together with their dogs, carried out a parachute-free landing from helicopters. After the landing, the special forces with four-legged assistants detained the conditional bandit formation.
At the end of the event, the Republican Guard of Algeria performed national songs and demonstrated horse stunts. As a sign of respect for the Russian delegation, the guards performed the Russian Katyusha.
The International Army Games-2021 will be held from August 22 to September 4, 2021 on the territory of 11 states (Russia, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Vietnam, Iran, Qatar, Kazakhstan, China, Serbia, Uzbekistan).
In total, more than 5 thousand servicemen, consisting of 277 teams from 42 countries, take part in 34 competitions of ARMI-2021.
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