ALABINO MILITARY TRAINING GROUNDS, August 1. /TASS/. Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu, accompanied by his deputies, has tasted national dishes of countries participating in the first International Army Games in Russia that runs from Saturday, August 1, to August 15.
The contest of military chefs "Field Kitchen" is part of the program. The minister started with tasting traditional Russian round loafs, appreciating them a lot. Then the delegation continued its gastronomic tour, tasting Belarusian dishes, and giving high marks to bakery products.
Having tasted Chinese national dishes, the high-ranking commission specifically marked ‘delicious rolls’. Besides, they were treated to Chinese bean salad, an Indian salad with tomatoes and bananas and traditional curry chicken with rice.
The cooking contest will be held on August 1, 5, 13 and 15. On the opening day, the guests and participants will be able to try dishes prepared by cooks from the countries participants in the Games - Russia, Belarus, India, Kyrgyzstan, China, Kuwait, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Serbia and Tajikistan.
More than 2,000 participants from 17 countries take part in the International Army Games, invented by the leadership of the Russian Defence Ministry, held between August 1 and 15.