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Monday, October 24, 2016

For Armi-2016 purchased chopsticks and Halal meat

Within the international Army games army-2016, which on Saturday was opened by defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, starts a new stage of competition “commando platoon”. It will be held from August 3 to 12 on the ground Rayevsky near Novorossiysk, where in the troop skill will compete with soldiers from Kazakhstan, Belarus, China, Iran, Egypt, Venezuela and Russia.

Foreign military provided food, taking into account national
and religious characteristics. Photo: mil.ru.

In the program of competitions — the sprint of a platoon without a crew, overcome a water area to swim, pursuit airborne combat vehicle (armored personnel carrier) with the shooting afloat, mountain relay, the firing of small arms, grenade launchers, throwing grenades on the accuracy of overcoming water area to swim and of course skydiving for accuracy.

The first training match of the teams participating in last week have already taken place. Foreign troops, Russian paratroopers and a team of DOSAAF, consisting of veterans of the airborne, jumped from a height of 800 meters from the helicopter Mi-8 on new site near the village of the Light Path, after having this and a ten-kilometer forced March.

According to the results of rough competition leaders were paratroopers Kazakhstan, the second and third were the military of China and Russia. Next place is shared by the teams from Egypt, Iran, Belarus and Venezuela. And Marines from Iran, Egypt and Venezuela first tried the Russian parachute systems D-10. The instructors spent with the guests a special training, after all the key moments from boarding the helicopter and ending with the landing, as well as various contingencies.

According to our military, foreigners from all coped and upcoming competitions will be a serious competition to our guys from airborne. Although based on the first intermediate results, the organizers still believe that the main struggle for leadership on the main stage will be between the teams of China, Kazakhstan and Russia.

As told “MK” in the defense Ministry, the host tried to make for the participants Armi-2016 stay in our country as comfortable as possible. So, in the area of carrying out of competitions of “assault platoon” for the military Christians deployed to the field Shrine, and for the Muslim prayer rooms. According to the representative of the press service of the rear Vladimir Drobyshevsky, “foreign military during an international competition will be provided with food, taking into account all national and religious backgrounds”. To paratroopers from China, for example, purchased specially for the Chinese sticks, and meat for Iranian team brought from North Ossetia, where it was prepared according to Halal technology. At the table guests will deliver only Russian products grown in the Kuban. Local chefs say they taste the priorities of them are already clear: paratroopers from Egypt and Belarus appreciated the potato dishes, and military from Iran to taste were more vegetarian soups and fish dishes.

The Russian defense Ministry also said that the contest Landing platoon-2016″ will cover more than 2,000 Russian and foreign journalists. With particular interest to competition was shown by the representatives of China, Japan, UK and USA.

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