The International Army Games 2016 is a military competition outside Moscow, with more than 3,000 military personnel from 20 different countries.
The countries are showing off their military hardware and prowess in a series of Olympic-style competitions in both Russia and Kazakhstan, which began with a tank biathalon.
The Games include 23 field, air and marine-based events and feature 121 teams from Russia and 19 other countries.
A Day in the Life of the Russian Marines
On November 27, Russia celebrates the Naval Infantry’s Day. Events are held in the brigades of the country’s Pacific, Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets, as well as in two battalions of the Caspian flotilla, individual squadrons and subunits. Take a look at the everyday life of these Russian servicemen in black berets down below.
The Day of the Russian Naval Infantry was officially established in December 1995. It is a relatively young holiday, despite the fact that the country’s Marines date back more than three centuries. According to historians, the first “regiment of naval soldiers” was created in the Russian Empire in 1705 by Tsar Peter the Great.
These days, the “black berets,” whose motto is “The victory is where we are!”, serve on the ships of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean, as well as on ships of the Northern and Pacific Fleets performing their tasks in different areas of the World Ocean.
Hottest Weapon: Israeli Female Soldiers Show Off Their Sexy Side
If looks could kill Israeli military servicewomen could be at the forefront. Instagram account where the young camouflage-clad ladies demonstrate their beauty has already attracted tens of thousands of followers.
Military service in Israel is mandatory both for men and women, men serve three years, while women serve two.
These young women aren’t camera shy and have taken to Instagram to demonstrate that a military uniform and an M-16 over your shoulder can look dangerously sexy.
Some photos of the representatives of the army highlight the fact that the Israeli military uniform can look very feminine.
Although the soldiers have to deal with heavy weaponry and intense training, the ladies are not afraid to show off their fun, playful side, posting sexy photos of themselves.
Many Instagram followers look forward to seeing new photos of these Israeli beauties as there are over 50,000 people following #Girlsdefense on the social media platform.
Women are allowed to serve in 83 percent of the Israel Defense Forces, including combat units. They can choose to spend years of service in the offices of the General Staff, hospitals, educational institutions and other similar places.
However, many women proudly enroll in combat infantry, border police and other combat units.