Russian Defense Ministry thanks Uralvagonzavod for supporting world tank biathlon championship 2014

September 24, 2014. A thank-you letter arrived for Oleg Sienko, the Director-General of Uralvagonzavod Scientific & Production Corporation. The letter was signed by First Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation General Arkadiy Bakhin.

‘In his letter, the General expresses his gratitude to the entire corporation team and specifically to Oleg Sienko for ‘their support of and participation in the preparation and coordination of the Tank Biathlon 2014 World Championship’. The letter also says that the Defense Ministry officials value greatly the corporation’s contribution to promotion of tank biathlon as a paramilitary sport and that they hope for further fruitful cooperation,’ Uralvagonzavod Corporation’s press service says.

‘Tank Biathlon 2014 was held at Alabino shooting range on August 4-16, 2014. Teams from twelve different countries took part in the competition, and ten of these teams competed on T-72B3 tanks made by Uralvagonzavod Corporation. As a matter of fact, the corporation acted as the general sponsor of the international event. The Russian national team won the first prize in the contest, and every crew member was awarded a car, a UAZ Patriot with all the possible options.

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