Follow RT for sport news, including the tank biathlon, which is a mechanized military-type of sport promoted by the Russian military. Tank biathlon is an international competition which tests the skills of tank crews including rough terrain passing and shooting accuracy. Get news and articles on the history of creation of tank biathlon. Its international federation was formed in 2014, however the first competition was held in 2013. The inventor of the tank biathlon is Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoygu. Find information and news on Shoygu and his service. Countries all over the world take part in the tank biathlon. In 2018, tank biathlon took place in Alabino, Moscow region - the participating countries which attracted the most attention, were Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Azerbaijan, Iran and others. Read news on RT about the tank biathlon competition, including the one in 2018. Don’t miss the annual live broadcasts of the tank biathlon on RT.com, and check out the highlights and results of the tournament.