First of all, I would like to express my deep gratitude to Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Drobyshevsky and Lieutenant Yevgeny Polovodov, who on behalf of the press service of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation did everything to make it convenient and interesting for the press to work. And even something beyond that, but more on that in the following materials.
In addition to the participants, there were many foreign guests from partners. There were Cubans, Egyptians, Turks. There were Americans. Nobody called them, but they were present. Incognito, among the audience. So said the Deputy Minister of Defense, who commanded all this parade.
Belarusian commander in chief
And this is our go
The most tricky - the Chinese team
Parade of technology. Showed, as they say, the rich
Next was the award. Not for victory yet, but for the contribution made to development. From the Minister of Defense.
Not spared awards and allies
There was a funny incident. When the local father was announced for the award ceremony, which in part was something like a political officer, the Chinese I stood next to were very lively. I photographed them several times on their china phones, contact was established. And one of them, knowing that I was neither in Chinese nor in English in the wrong way, rummaged in my office and quizzing with my neighbors, gave out the awesome phrase: "Lama ... in kind?"
Well, I answered yes in two languages.
In the following sections, we will talk about the contests we have watched. It was impressive, the Russians, Belarusians and Chinese were cut in earnest. Particularly impressive was the competition in the huge truck pool.
Thanks to our benefactors, especially Lieutenant Polovodov, we shoved our operator with a camera into one of our KAMAZ vehicles, and his ride (albeit not in a racing mode) across the water area. About this stage will be a separate report.
But in the end, the victory was left to the Russian team. Absolutely deserved. In the following materials I will talk about some of the "military tricks" that the Chinese team has prepared. The Chinese were very serious about winning and without innovation, and looked very, very dignified. Personally, I liked the dashingness with which the Chinese were speaking. But some "reasonableness" - not very. Competitions after all. Honest need.
But in any case, the pandas against the brown bears of the wrong ... not so much. So the second place of the Chinese team is deservedly won, honestly. The Chinese team is a very serious contender. And if next year there are such competitions, it will be even more difficult to cope with them. But - ours, too, are not badly sewn. We'll see.
Belarusians awarded "his" commander.
The Chinese looked frustrated and disappointed at the same time.
Belarus - Russia: until next time!