International Army Games 2018 kicks off at Patriot Park, Moscow region
An opening ceremony for the International Army Games 2018 took place at the Patriot Park in Moscow region. Participating teams marched in formation at the ceremony.
Today, the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Centre and Alabino training ground (Moscow region) hosts an opening ceremony for the International Army Games 2018. The Games will be held from July 28 to August 11 at 24 training grounds in seven countries: Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, People's Republic of China and Russian Federation. Sixteen of them are provided by the Russian Federation.
Training grounds are located at the borders of three military districts – Western, Southern and Central: from Kyzyl to Moscow, from St. Petersburg to Terskol. It is the first time as two contests of the International Army Games 2018 take place in Armenia (Commonwealth Warrior) and Iran (Depth). Maritime competitions will be held in the Caspian and East China seas.
The Games include 28 contests on field, air and naval training.