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Today, on February 15, the opening ceremony of the Spartakiada Games of the Central Military Administration of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation took place at the CSKA Igrovoy Sports Complex.

The competitive program of the volleyball tournament starts today, which will be held at the sports base in Lefortovo and at the Igrovoy Sports Complex. More than 400 military athletes will compete for the title of the strongest in 42 teams. Athletes will be divided into three groups, in the first 13 teams will compete, in the second – 12, and in the third – 17. The tournament will end on Friday, February 19.

The competition will be served by 26 sports judges, including 1 judge of the All-Russian category, 10 judges of the first category and 9 judges of the second category.

In total, the Spartakiad program this year includes 7 military-applied sports. During this year, servicemen will also have to take part in swimming competitions (March 17-18), mini-football (April 19-23), standard and service weapon shooting (May 12-13), athletics (April 8-9 ) and city sports (June 23-24). At the end of the Spartakiad, the results of the competition in the team classification will be summed up.

The Spartakiad is held in order to improve the physical training of military personnel and civil servants. Every year, more than 1,000 servicemen of the Central Bodies of the Military Administration of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation take part in the sports competitions of the Spartakiad.

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