A ceremony honoring the winners of the fourth all-Russian festival-competition “Russian Army” was held on Saturday in Moscow on Frunze embankment. On the open stage of the National control centre defense of the Russian Federation received the award, including soldiers who had distinguished themselves in the Syrian Arab Republic.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
Opening the ceremony, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said
— A large number of our officers, pilots and sailors serving today, protecting our Homeland from terrorism in the Syrian Arab Republic, every day doing hundreds of missions and completing those tasks, which not under force to others. I am absolutely sure that each one of us with great respect for the work of the military, as well as the inhabitants of our country, who every day observe the work of military
However, Shoigu noted that “Syria and the operation there — it’s not the only place where our soldiers hone their skills.” He recalled fold increase in the number of drills and unannounced inspections of combat readiness of the troops that allows you to use polygons nearly 90%.
— All military personnel, 80% of the time on the polygons, —said Shoigu military wished more time to spend on study, and less in battle.
Awards to outstanding military handed over the leadership of the Ministry of defence, public figures, popular entertainers and Olympic Champions CSKA. Took the stage the best the military police, pilots, sailors, tank crews, divers, specialists in logistics, calculations of unmanned aerial vehicles. The reward for the winners could be the only words spoken in the names of the nominations: “Courage and honor”, “defending the Motherland”, “Eagle eye”, “the Armor is strong”.
Among the winners, in particular, was the sappers that cleared the streets of liberated Aleppo, Anatoly Velichko — the commander of the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich”, aboard which the in with cruise missiles “Caliber” destroyed the infrastructure of the terrorists in Syria. Awards were also received by the commander of the squadron of su-27 fourth State training center for aviation personnel and military trials of the defense Ministry, captain Denis Pogodin, as well as Artem Kapustin, the commander of the military police, which in may was able, without firing a shot to detain the suicide bomber and thus to prevent the tragedy…
Huge interest was aroused by the display of military equipment organized on the embankment of the Moscow river. T-90 tanks, armored “KAMAZ” and “Ural”, combat engineering and robotic systems “Uran-6” And “U-9”, anti-aircraft missile complexes “Strela-10” and With-400 “Triumph”… From the awareness of the power of domestic weapons, seen live on distance of an outstretched hand, men sometimes just sagging jaw. And even the ladies forgot about his companions, gazed with admiration on the iron soldier of the Russian army.
The mood of the guests of the festival were designed by the famous Russian artists, pop groups and leading ensembles of the Ministry of defence.
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 the development of the best military traditions.
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In Moscow awarded the winners of the festival “Russian Army”