Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu took part in the closing ceremony and awarding of the winners of 23 contests of the International Army Games 2016 took place in Alabino.
The head of the Russian defence department presented the Cup of the Games to the Russian team.
General of the Army Sergei Shoigu also awarded golden medals and the “Tank biathlon” Cup the Russian team. Team of China won the silver medals. Military servicemen from Kazakhstan took the third position.
The International Army Games 2016 started in the territories of Russia and Kazakhstan on July 30. Military servicemen from 19 countries competed for the title of the best in 23 contests. In total, the Russian servicemen won 20 golden medals, team of Kazakhstan – 2, and Chinese specialists – 1.
In his speech General of the Army Sergei Shoigu noted that about 3,500 specialists of different professions participated in the Games. They showed the highest level of professionalism and will-to-win spirit.