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Today, August 31, at the Alabino training ground near Moscow, within the framework of the International Army Games-2021, two semi-final races of the Tank Biathlon competition will take place.

Semi-finals are held in the format of a team relay. Teams selected according to the results of the individual race take part in it. The order of overcoming the route was determined by lot.

According to the results of the draw, the teams from Kyrgyzstan (green tank) and Tajikistan (yellow tank) will meet in the first race.

The teams from Kazakhstan (green tank), Russia (blue tank), China (yellow tank) and Azerbaijan (red tank) will go second to the start.

During the relay race, three crews of each team must alternately pass the track on one tank, while hitting 24 targets and cover almost 50 kilometers of distance. A feature of the relay is flanking fire on the move at tank targets on a 400-meter long section, which is the most difficult element of the Tank Biathlon.

Tomorrow, September 1, tankers of the second division representing South Ossetia, Laos and Myanmar will compete in the semifinal races. Then, tankers of the first division from Mongolia, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Serbia will fight for the right to participate in the final race.

The first semi-final races start at 11:00. In total, 13 teams will take part in them.

The final relay of the second division will take place on September 3, and the first – on September 4, on the closing day of the International Army Games.

In 2021, 19 teams from Africa, Asia and Europe are taking part in the Tank Biathlon. As before, this year the Russian team is represented only by the best tank crews of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation – the winners of the all-army stage of the competition.

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