Saturday on the outdoor stage of the National control center of defense of Russia took place the solemn ceremony of honoring the winners of the III all-army festival-contest “Russian Army in 2016”, which was opened by defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. He said, “this is the third year we gather here, at the main entrance to Frunzenskaya embankment. Every year more and more of those who deserve to come to this stage”.
photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
All-army festival-contest “Army of Russia” is held annually at the initiative of defense Minister Sergei Shoigu with the aim of improving professionalism and morale in the Armed forces and development of the best military traditions.
The first Minister of defence awarded the cadet of the Voronezh military training-scientific centre of air force Likhachev Artem for courage and honor, manifested in rescuing children from a burning house. In January of this year, Artem, risking their lives, pulled from a burning house in Voronezh two children four and six years. “We have hundreds and thousands of such boys,” said the Minister, presenting the award — which in different parts of our country abroad perform feats not because they want to do them, but because they cannot do otherwise.”
The finale of “Army-2016” by the decision of the jury selected the winners in such nominations as “Courage and honor” (heroic) “Armor is strong” (best tank crew), “ACE” (best flight crew), Eagle eye (the best estimate of complex unmanned aerial vehicle), and others. Winners were congratulated via video link (picture was shown on the big screen) the soldiers from the island of Kotelny and Syrian air base Hamim. The most worthy representatives of the military profession have been awarded the highest ranks of the defense Ministry, popular artists, athletes, and public figures. The celebration ended with the concert of famous musicians.
In Moscow took place the awarding of winners of the festival Russian Army
17 September in Moscow awarded the winners of the Third all-Russian festival-competition “Russian Army”. The ceremony was held on the Frunzenskaya embankment. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was awarded finalist in the category “courage and honor” – cadets of the Voronezh military training-scientific centre of air force Likhachev Artem.
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