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Russia Has Another Special Forces Arms Show Happening In 2015

December 1, 2014

Russian OMON file

Interpolitex is an annual exhibition and trade show where various manufacturers showcase and sell their products for Russia’s police, intelligence agencies, and military.

Interpolitex is organized by BIZON, an events company, with help from the Ministry of Defense and domestic security institutions. The show’s 19th installment  is happening from October 20 to 23 next year at Moscow’s historic VDNH venue.

Everything from combat simulators to sentry robots will be featured in the venue’s 25,500 square meters of exhibition space.

During this year’s Interpolitex 473 companies from 21 countries participated. There were 16,500 visitors from 63 countries.

21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is a media partner for Interpolitex.

An excerpt from the post-event press release published by the organizer can be read below:

Russian Interpolitex 2014 ribbon cutting

The Exhibition was opened by the Russian Federation Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Vladimir Kolokoltzev, Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters Mr. Vladimir Puchkov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of People’s Republic of China to the Russian Federation Mr. Li Hui and other officials.

Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation noted that the exhibition has become a traditional ground for demonstration of the latest developments and where representatives of the law enforcement bodies and agencies have a possibility for a direct dialogue with their designers and manufacturers.

According to Ambassador of People’s Republic of China the exhibition is the event of special significance greatly contributing to further development of bilateral partner programs. And one can tell that the tendency of People’s Republic of China to closer cooperation with Russian designers and manufacturers working in the field of security industry was practically underlined by the number of Chinese companies who took part in the trade show as exhibitors.

The full text can be read here.