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All Out for Victory – Harnessing Deadly Force in Russia’s Tank Biathlon

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On August 17, Russia, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan competed in the first ever Tank Biathlon, held in Russia’s Western Military District just outside Moscow. The international superfinals crowned the event which started on August 14 with Russia’s different military districts competing against each other.

On August 17, Russia, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan competed in the first ever Tank Biathlon, held in Russia’s Western Military District just outside Moscow. The international superfinals crowned the event which started on August 14 with Russia’s different military districts competing against each other.

© RIA Novosti/Avrora Yelisaveta Bebeh, Rustam BuzanovOn August 17, Russia, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan competed in the first ever Tank Biathlon, held in Russia’s Western Military District just outside Moscow. The international superfinals crowned the event which started on August 14 with Russia’s different military districts competing against each other.
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On August 17, Russia, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan competed in the first ever Tank Biathlon, held in Russia’s Western Military District just outside Moscow. The international superfinals crowned the event which started on August 14 with Russia’s different military districts competing against each other.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankEach lap was 6,100 meters long, included a scarp, ford, minefield and bridge. The tanks had to complete each lap without losing speed or overturning. They also had to fire their guns at targets from a distance approaching the maximum firing range.
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Each lap was 6,100 meters long, included a scarp, ford, minefield and bridge. The tanks had to complete each lap without losing speed or overturning. They also had to fire their guns at targets from a distance approaching the maximum firing range.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe Russian crew emerged victorious in the international superfinal, and was awarded a model of the legendary T-34 tank. The prizewinners from previous heats were also presented with Russian cars – Niva for first place, Lada for second and quadbikes to the team that came third.
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The Russian crew emerged victorious in the international superfinal, and was awarded a model of the legendary T-34 tank. The prizewinners from previous heats were also presented with Russian cars – Niva for first place, Lada for second and quadbikes to the team that came third.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankCompeting tanks were given a makeover. In the international heat, Russia’s tank was red, Kazakhstan’s – blue, Belarus’ – yellow, and Armenia’s – red.
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Competing tanks were given a makeover. In the international heat, Russia’s tank was red, Kazakhstan’s – blue, Belarus’ – yellow, and Armenia’s – red.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankInternational crews were also awarded mini-statues of tanks, and were decorated with medals For Strengthening the Combat Community by Russia’s Russian Defense Ministry.
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International crews were also awarded mini-statues of tanks, and were decorated with medals For Strengthening the Combat Community by Russia’s Russian Defense Ministry.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankA scene from what the event’s host called a “tank ballet” ahead of the international tank biathlon.
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A scene from what the event’s host called a “tank ballet” ahead of the international tank biathlon.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankKazakhstan came second in the international tank biathlon, Belarus – third, and Armenia – fourth.
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Kazakhstan came second in the international tank biathlon, Belarus – third, and Armenia – fourth.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankDefense Minister Sergei Shoigu handing out awards to tank biathlon winners.
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Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu handing out awards to tank biathlon winners.
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