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Intl Army Games 2022 opens in Russia

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-08-16 20:49

Crew members of an Uzbekistan team jump out of their T-72 B3 tank during the Tank Biathlon competition at the International Army Games 2022 in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia, Aug16, 2022. [Photo/Agencies]

MOSCOW -- The opening ceremony of the International Army Games 2022 was held at the Patriot military-patriotic park here on Monday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, accompanied by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech.

The International Army Games 2022 runs from Aug 13 to 27, participated by 12 countries, including China, Russia, and Iran. Over 270 teams from 37 countries and regions are expected to compete in the games.

The International Army Games, initiated by the Russian Defense Ministry, have served as an international platform for militaries to exchange experience and strengthen cooperation.

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