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Russia hosts the International Army Games 2016

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The annual war games competition, a series of 23 Olympic-style events, began outside Moscow earlier this month.

Russia, August 10, 2016: The International Army Games 2016 kicked off just outside Moscow earlier this month, with more than 3,000 military personnel from 20 different countries.

The countries are showing off their military hardware and prowess in a series of Olympic-style competitions in both Russia and Kazakhstan, which began with a tank biathalon and are set to continue until August 13.

The Games include 23 field, air and marine-based events and feature 121 teams from Russia and 19 other countries.

Russian soldiers take part in the Open Water competition for pontoon bridges, part of the International Army Games 2016 in the town of Murom, Russia.
Russian soldiers take part in the Open Water competition for pontoon bridges, part of the International Army Games 2016 in the town of Murom, Russia.

 

A Russian servicemen uses binoculars during a competition of the International Army Games 2016 at a range in the settlement of Alabino outside of Moscow.
A Russian servicemen uses binoculars during a competition of the International Army Games 2016 at a range in the settlement of Alabino outside of Moscow.

 

Kornet-D1 mobile anti-tank missile complex performs at the Ashuluk military polygon outside Astrakhan, Russia.
Kornet-D1 mobile anti-tank missile complex performs at the Ashuluk military polygon outside Astrakhan, Russia.

 

A boy stands on the S-300 air defence mobile missile system during the International Army Games 2016 at the Ashuluk military polygon outside of Astrakhan, Russia.
A boy stands on the S-300 air defence mobile missile system during the International Army Games 2016 at the Ashuluk military polygon outside of Astrakhan, Russia.

 

Servicemen walk during a competition of the International Army Games 2016 at a range in the settlement of Alabino outside of Moscow.
Servicemen walk during a competition of the International Army Games 2016 at a range in the settlement of Alabino outside of Moscow.

 

A tank's barrel is seen through the spray on the course of the Tank Biathlon competition in Alabino, outside of Moscow.
A tank’s barrel is seen through the spray on the course of the Tank Biathlon competition in Alabino, outside of Moscow.

 

Some 121 teams from 20 countries are competing in 23 military disciplines on different military grounds across Russia and Kazakhstan.
Some 121 teams from 20 countries are competing in 23 military disciplines on different military grounds across Russia and Kazakhstan.

 

A Mil Mi-28N Night Hunter military helicopter performs in Dubrovichi outside Ryazan.
A Mil Mi-28N Night Hunter military helicopter performs in Dubrovichi outside Ryazan.

 

Iranian servicemen pray during the Paratrooper's platoon competition for airborne squads, part of the International Army Games 2016, at the Rayevsky shooting range outside the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk.
Iranian servicemen pray during the Paratrooper’s platoon competition for airborne squads, part of the International Army Games 2016, at the Rayevsky shooting range outside the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk.

 

T-72 tanks, operated by crews from Kuwait (front) and Nicaragua, drive during the Tank Biathlon competition, at a range in the village of Alabino outside Moscow.
T-72 tanks, operated by crews from Kuwait (front) and Nicaragua, drive during the Tank Biathlon competition, at a range in the village of Alabino outside Moscow.

 

Sukhoi Su-30SM jet fighters of the Sokoly Rossii (Falcons of Russia) aerobatic team fly in formation during the International Army Games 2016 in Dubrovichi outside Ryazan, Russia.
Sukhoi Su-30SM jet fighters of the Sokoly Rossii (Falcons of Russia) aerobatic team fly in formation during the International Army Games 2016 in Dubrovichi outside Ryazan, Russia.