Chinese tank crew arrives in Moscow region
A train with equipment of the People’s Liberation Army of China arrived in the Taman motorized rifle division to participate in the Tank Biathlon contest as part of the International Army Games 2019.
The train covered over 5,000 km by rail from Zabaikalsk station to Selyatino station. On the way, it was accompanied by a joint guard of the Russian Armed Forces and the PLA.
To participate in the competition, the Chinese team brought 4 tanks, as well as ammunition for tanks standard weapon and material and technical equipment for their maintenance.
The organizers of International Army Games 2019 met the Chinese tank crews with a traditional Russian loaf, the orchestra of the Taman motorized rifle division played the anthems of Russia and China.
Until the end of the week, the rest of the Tank Biathlon competitors will arrive at the competition venue. All teams will be accommodated in a comfortable hostel.
International Army Games 2019 will be held from August 3 to August 17, in the territory of 10 countries. More than 5,000 servicemen from 37 countries will take part in the Games.