While in Rio de Janeiro had just started the Olympic Games in Russia for the second week go Army international games. They have become a kind of "unofficial military Olympics," says Vincenzo Kapodichi pages Swiss newspaper Tagesanzeiger.
The program of the Army of games - 23 disciplines for the army, air and naval forces. For example, in Sniper Frontier compete with each other snipers in Clear Sky - air defenses, Aviadarts Sea Cup and designed for pilots and sailors, and True friend - for dog handlers. Total in the competition involving about three thousand soldiers, or a team of 121 from 20 countries.
Despite the invitation of NATO participating States - with the exception of Greece - did not take part in the Games, that "is not surprising against the backdrop of tensions between Russia and the Western countries." The Greeks take part only in the competition of snipers.
The list of the other participants as signs Kapodichi, speaks for itself:
"For example, it turned out to be China, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Belarus, Angola, Zimbabwe, Iran, Azerbaijan and Egypt, that is, countries that have not the best reputation in terms of the West ".