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Russian Defense Minister to Open Int'l Army Games 2016 in Moscow Region

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International Army Games 2015 in Krasnodar Territory - Sputnik International
Russia Defense Minister will attend International Army Games opening ceremony.

Infantry combat vehicles of the Navy of the People's Liberation Army of China come out into the shore - Sputnik International
Eleven Countries to Send Observers to Russia's Army Games Competition
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will attend the opening ceremony of the 2016 International Army Games on Saturday in the military park Patriot near Moscow, the Defense Ministry's press service said.

Unlike previous games, the competitions in 23 disciplines will be hosted both by Russia and Kazakhstan providing 20 training ranges. A total of 121 teams from 19 countries across the world will partake in the Games monitored by observers from 11 countries, the ministerial press service added.

The competitions include tank biathlon, combat jets maneuvering, as well as contests for marine officers and divers, canine handlers and military medics.

The games are set to last until August 13 with China, Belarus and Azerbaijan among the participants.

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