Russia Hosts Military Tournament In Moscow For Non-NATO Members; Tank Biathlon Includes Troops From China And India

Russia has begun welcoming participants for its annual World Tank Biathlon in Moscow this year, but while participants from 13 nations are arriving from four continents, no NATO nations will be included. The event is one competition in a series of paramilitary tournaments that Russia hosts starting Saturday, and has been criticized for its odd mix of militaristic showmanship among former USSR nations and for drumming up military allies among other non-NATO countries.

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