The Russian Stage of the competition by tank biathlon opened in Moscow Alabino, said on the first day of the week Commissioner army major Kirill Kiselyov.
Phase began at the landfill Taman division and will end one week Later, he goeth before international championship tank biathlon, which will be held in Russia from July 26 to August 10, RIA " news "." at the opening of the Russian stage " Tank biathlon-2014 " visitors will see a new program " Tank ballet ". The tankers had prepared a performance for tank crews on figure driving tanks on a limited area, " said Kiselev. Immediately after the opening of the landfill will begin the 1st Stage of the competition - the individual crews of tanks T-72B tank, which will determine the best Tank crew of the armed forces of Russia. In total in the competition from each military district shall be composed of four tank crew and four crew infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2. The culmination of the competition will be mixed relay of the crews of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. Tank biathlon is similar to the ski race in the relay and provides for 3-pass route of More than twenty kilometers Participants overcome some of the restrictions, such As slalom (snake), Ford, Kurgan (steep ascent), gauge bridge and escarpment. In contrast to classical biathlon, the crews of combat vehicles hit targets depicting tanks and low-flying helicopters, at distances ranging from 900 to 2200 meters. Remember, in early may from participation in international competitions in the tank biathlon would not Italians. As was reported before attache on problems of defence of the Italian Embassy in the Russian capital, major-General Giovanni Armentani, in the Russian Federation were obliged to arrive four tank crew military might Italy on tanks C-1 Ariete " (C1 Ariete). At this point in time participation in the tank biathlon in Alabino confirmed 13 countries, eleven of them intend to take part in competition on the Russian armored vehicle. China and Kuwait on their machines. In February, to the aggravation of relations between Russia and the West because of the events in Ukraine stated that participate will be 19 countries, and among them out of NATO.