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The opening of the international stages of the “Military Rally” and “Equestrian Marathon” contests, held within the framework of the International Army Games-2021, took place at the Kara-Khaak training ground in the Republic of Tuva.

The opening was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the armed forces of foreign states, the command of the Central Military District, representatives of the regional administration, team members from China, Israel, Belarus, Russia, Serbia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan.

“In terms of the intensity of passions, our contests are not much different from the world’s largest sports championships. In them, servicemen will demonstrate their high-class possession of modern military vehicles, the coordinated action of pack transport units, the ability to quickly make competent decisions in a difficult environment. However, the main goal of the competition is not only to improve skills and professionalism, but also to strengthen our military comradeship and combat brotherhood. I am confident that such joint activities will significantly strengthen the military cooperation between our states and will contribute to their prosperity, ”said Major General Sergei Portnykh, a spokesman for the RF Ground Forces High Command.

As part of the event, a ceremony was held to introduce the participants and the start of automotive vehicles along the route section.

For spectators of the competition, an exhibition of modern weapons and military equipment was organized on a special site.

During five days of competition, the crews of KamAZ and Ural vehicles with 4×4 and 6×6 wheel configurations, as well as armored vehicles “Tiger-M”, will take part in four stages of the competition: “Individual race”, “Race with pursuit”, “Fire stage” and Team Race.

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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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