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On the basis of the Ulyanovsk Separate Guards Airborne Assault Formation, the first stage of the Volga Slopes field training competition was held, during which the participating teams from the formations and military units of the Airborne Forces competed in overcoming a 25-kilometer route with the implementation of six special tasks.

According to the conditions of the stage, a team of six servicemen is issued a card of the first day, on which tasks are marked, such as moving in snowshoes in bundles, descending a slope using a fixed rope, climbing a slope in crampons using a fixed judge’s rail, lifting a conditionally injured along the slope, search for an avalanche victim and orienteering.

The squad that collects the maximum number of points when performing special tasks on the route wins.

At night, the rest of the personnel of the teams is organized according to the terms of the competition independently in the field camp, which they set up for themselves on their own. Participants of the competition carry tents for accommodation, food, changeable underwear and warm clothes in raid backpacks. The admission of a representative of the teams to the field camp under the terms of the competition is prohibited.

Eight teams from all units and formations of the Airborne Forces take part in the competition. Each team consists of six people (group commander (officer) and 5 military personnel).

The results of the competition will be announced on February 13, and the winning team will represent the Airborne Forces at the all-army stage of the field training competition among the mountain units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation “Sayan March-2021”, held as part of the International Army Games.

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