[QODLink]
Europe

Tank biathlon shows off Russia military might

Tank world championships feature former Cold War friends and foes, though NATO countries are absent this year.

Last updated: 08 Aug 2014 10:11
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Thick fumes pump from powerful engines as 12 nations compete in tank biathlon world championships in Russia, crossing rivers and bridges and shooting at targets.

This year's friendly tank rivalry includes former Cold War friends and foes, although no NATO countries are participating as Russia is at odds with the West over the crisis in Ukraine.

Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Alabino in the Moscow region.

65

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
Featured
Booming global trade in 50-million-year-old amber stones is lucrative, controversial, and extremely dangerous.
Legendary Native-American High Bird was trained in ancient warrior traditions, which he employed in World War II.
Hounded opposition figure says he's hoping for the best at sodomy appeal but prepared to return to prison.
Fears of rising Islamophobia and racial profiling after two soldiers killed in separate incidents.
Group's culture of summary justice is back in Northern Ireland's spotlight after new sexual assault accusations.