21 August, 2014
You could see manifestations of enthusiasm and joy at the Zvartnots airport’s arrivals terminal. We were at the airport to meet our tank crews coming back from the international competition and brining their trophy, the T-90C Russian tank. Everyone was congratulating everyone; we all were proud for our soldiers and officers...

The Tank Biathlon-2014 international competition, at Alabino Training Center near Moscow, is over. The Armenian Armed Forces combined team of tank crews took the second place, becoming the vice champion of the World Championship, leaving ahead only the hosts, the Russian team. The Armenians were awarded a T-90C tank by the organizers.

In general, our soldiers performed successfully at all stages of the competition. They demonstrated to the whole world the high level of the Armenian Armed Forces combat readiness, leaving behind such powerful states as China, India, Kazakhstan, and Serbia.

Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan was the first who welcomed the group under applause and a military band march. He shook each soldier's hand.

 Colonel Poghosyan handed the certificate of the T-90C tank to him and the Chief of the General Staff. This is the confirmation of the Armenian Armed Forces real victory. Our tank crew is greeted as real winners: a military band, flowers, champagne...