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    US Military Attache Attended Military Scouts Contest at Int'l Army Games

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    Maj. Gen. Vladimir Marusin said that the US military attache in Russia attended as an observer the Army Scout Masters contest, held within the International Army Games 2017 in Russia's Siberian city of Novosibirsk.

    NOVOSIBIRSK (Sputnik) — The US military attache in Russia attended as an observer the Army Scout Masters contest, held within the International Army Games 2017 in Russia's Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the chief judge of the contest, Maj. Gen. Vladimir Marusin, said Wednesday.

    "Here we had the US representatives, the military attache, and Indian representatives," Marusin told reporters.

    According to Marusin, the observers who attended the driver mechanics stage of the contest commended participants for their level of training.

    Marusin also expressed hope that in future the teams from other countries, including those sending observers, would take part in the competitions.

    The International Army Games competition has been held annually at the initiative of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu since 2015. In 2017, the competitions started on Saturday and will last until August 12 in the territory of Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and China.

    Representatives from Armenia, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe took part in the Army Scout Masters contest at the International Army Games 2017.

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