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Sunday, October 23, 2016

In Ivanov military-Patriotic festival “the open sky” has collected almost half of the town

More than 85 thousand people came to the weekend at the airport “North” in Ivanovo, to participate in military-Patriotic festival “open sky”. The audience was shown military equipment, staged an exhibition on the history of space and invited to enroll in the army.

Photo: press service of the festival.

Festival “the open sky” has a rich history. It was first held in 2002, and since then it is gaining momentum. Last year the event was attended by more than 70 thousand people. This weekend at the airport were more than 85 million viewers. The airfield was with their families, the good of the hobby could find both adults and children.

Right on the runway — the current military equipment. Airborne combat vehicle, self-propelled artillery guns, 23 mm anti-aircraft gun, anti-aircraft missile system “Strela-10”, 122-mm howitzer multi-purpose vehicle “Tiger”, “Iskander” and other equipment. Organizers painted the formidable machine in civil cheerful colors — yellow, green and even pink flowers. There are no restrictions on the combat vehicle you can climb, spin the wheel, sit in the driver’s seat. The particular stir she caused among the younger generation.

Standing beside a huge transport aircraft Il-76, which also lined up a huge queue, because in the iron belly of the freighter organized an exhibition on the history of the cosmos. And excursion is conducted by a real cosmonaut Alexander Lazutkin.

Airfield is the army’s area. Under the open sky placed a portion of the barracks. Rows of neatly dressed soldiers ‘ beds, which even allowed to lie down, although this is, of course, not by Statute.

On “Open skies” traditionally work recruiting station and the point of reception on service under the contract. Here are those who wants to become a marine or to serve in Missile troops.

This year a full partner in the organization of the event by the Russian military-historical society. Is not the first young Ivanovskie searchers go on an expedition, raise the remains of Soviet soldiers killed during the great Patriotic war, searching for their relatives.

One of the most popular areas of military-Patriotic holiday — Playground. Demonstrate their skills of regional Federation Kudo, karate, martial arts, Rugby, archery. Master class is give a Pro of Mas-wrestling and football freestyle. And here you can pass the standards TRP. Or at least ask how your 16 or 60 years, you have to run, jump and do push-UPS to get the gold badge.

And, of course, the main hero of the occasion this day was the sky. The audience made paragliders, skydivers. In the sky was flying a model airplane. His catch technique in action demonstrated to the military servicemen of the unit, based at the airfield “North”. Conditional group of terrorists famously defused the paratroopers descended into the enemy camp also directly from the sky.

— It is important that the “open skies” people come with their families. After these holidays more and more young people visit the sports section, began to study military-applied sports, to participate in search traffic, someone decides to dedicate themselves to service in the Russian army. Of course, efforts to prepare such events takes a lot. But believe me, they do not mind — said “MK” the Governor of the Ivanovo region Pavel Skates.

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