Defense Ministry: International Army Games to be attended by 17 countries

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The International Army Games-2015 will be attended by 17 countries and six observer states, said head of the chief combat training department of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Ivan Buvaltsev.

Iran, Vietnam, Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Turkmenistan and Brazil participate as observers. Invitations to take part in the Games were sent to 34 states.

Transition of the Russian army to the principle of Olympism and competition was launched in 2013. Then, on the proposal of Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, “Aviadarts” for pilots and “Tank biathlon” military-sports competitions were held for the first time. In 2014, these events came to an international level and interested the armies of many countries of the world.

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