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More than one and a half million people became guests of the most spectacular competitions of the VII International Army Games, the closing ceremony of which took place today, September 4, in the Patriot park near Moscow.

The solemn event was attended by the heads of defense departments and general staffs of a number of participating countries, groups of observers from foreign states, delegations from participants in all competitions.

As a result of the competition, the Russian team won the Games, winning 34 medals, half of which are of the highest standard.

At the closing ceremony of ARMI-2021, the winners and prize-winners of the most spectacular competition of the Games, Tank Biathlon, were awarded.

The gold medals for the first place were awarded to the tankers by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Dmitry Bulgakov, the second place was awarded by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, and for the third prize, the tankers received bronze medals from the hands of the Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces, the President International Association for the Development of the Army Games, General of the Army Oleg Salyukov.

The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces – First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, awarded the heroes of the day – the servicemen of the Russian national team who won the victory at the international level. He handed over to the captain of our team the Winners’ Cup of the VII International Army Games.

In a video message to the participants and organizers of ARMI-2021 “Defense Minister of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu thanked the heads of the defense ministries of the participating countries. He expressed confidence that there will be even more of them next year. At the end of his video message, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation declared the International Army Games closed.

The guests of the solemn ceremony will remember the bright performing skills of the artists of the Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army named after A.V. Alexandrov, the Alexandrov Park pop group, People’s Artist of Russia Lev Leshchenko, as well as participants in the Army of Culture competition, which was held for the first time this year as part of the International Army Games.

According to the already established tradition, a festive fireworks will be held for the guests of the ceremony. Within 10 minutes, 3.2 thousand shots will be fired from 15 fireworks installations. Spectators will see the fireworks “Assol”, “Malva”, “Carida”, “Brilliant”, “Chrysanthemum” at an altitude of 100 to 400 m. The last volleys of the holiday will paint the Alabino sky in the colors of the Russian flag.

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