In photos: Russia shows off its military technology in the shadow of the war in Ukraine

Russia opened its international military exhibition ARMY-2022 this week at a military park outside Moscow, aiming to show off its defense prowess to foreign arms buyers.

The annual exhibition takes place nearly six months after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has been beset by a number of setbacks.

Despite Ukraine’s lagging successes, Moscow, one of the world’s top arms exporters, has bragged about its military hardware to potential buyers from dozens of countries.

In his opening speech for the event, President Vladimir Putin said Russian military weaponry was “decades ahead” of foreign competitors and that Moscow was willing to share it with allies in Latin America, in Asia and Africa.

“[We] are ready to offer our allies the most modern types of weapons, from small arms to armored vehicles and artillery to combat aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles,” Putin said in his speech on Monday.

“Almost all of them have been used more than once in actual combat operations,” he said.

Here is an overview of the opening days of the event:

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