In Russia, two week-long International Army Games 2017 have begun.
Besides Russia, the games are also being held simultaneously in four other countries, including Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and China.
More than one hundred and fifty teams, representing twenty eight countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, are participating in the annual games.
A total of twenty eight contests will be carried out, with seventeen of them taking place in Russia.
Naval competitions will be staged in the Black and Caspian Seas as well as in the Sea of Japan.