Four military teams representing the Iranian Army, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and the Iranian Police will join more than 260 teams from 35 countries at the eighth International Army Games 2022, kicking off on Saturday, August 13 in Russia.

Iran PressEurope: The Iranian teams that have gone to Moscow for the International Army Games 2022 include navy commandos from the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), a tank biathlon unit from the Army, Law Enforcement Police, and a team from the IRGC competing in the army of culture contest.

The 8th International Army Games (IAG-2022) will be held at the military training grounds in twelve countries: Russia, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Vietnam, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan. The IAG is a series of field combat training competitions for military personnel from Russia and dozens of other countries.

The Russian Defense Ministry is the Games’ organizer. During the Army Games, soldiers and officers representing different arms and services demonstrate their skills and abilities.

Since 2013, it has been held annually at the Alabino training ground near Moscow. Twenty-one countries will take part in the competition this time: Russia, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Mali, Mongolia, Myanmar, Syria, Sudan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and South Ossetia. The two newcomers are Bolivia and Rwanda.