The crews of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles from all military districts arrived at the Prudboy firing range in the Volgograd region to participate in the all-army competitions entitled "Tank Biathlon" and "Suvorov onslaught," Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the official website of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.
The Ministry reports that the competition will be held under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces, Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov in the period from June 22 to June 25, 2015.
"The winners will receive the right to take part in the World Championship on "Tank biathlon" and "Suvorov onslaught" which will take place on August 1-15, 2015 at the Alabino firing range (Moscow Region) within the International Army Games," the statement reads.
It is assumed that the all-army competition will be attended by the best crews of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, which have passed all the stages from the level of a military unit to a Military District, will participate in these competitions. "Tank biathlon" provides for the use of T-72B3 tanks, and "Suvorov onslaught" will use BMP-2 fighting vehicles.
It should be recalled that Alexei Pushkov, the head of the International Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, said that Russia and China were forming an alliance, which would be an alternative to NATO.