MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The final matches of the volleyball tournament were held at the CSKA Igrovoy Sports Complex within the framework of the Spartakiad of the Central Military Administration (COVU) of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
More than 400 military athletes fought for the title of the strongest in 42 teams for five days. The athletes were divided into three groups, in the first there were 13 teams, in the second – 12, in the third – 17.
In the first group, the victory was won by representatives of the command of the Airborne Forces, who won in the final victory over the team of the High Command of the Aerospace Forces. The third place was taken by the team of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces.
In the second group, the best athletes were military personnel of the Main Directorate of Personnel of the Russian Ministry of Defense. The second place was taken by the Main Organizational and Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces. The third were representatives of the Main Directorate of Control and Supervision Activities of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The victory in the third group was won by representatives of the Housing Department of the Russian Ministry of Defense. The team of the Office of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation rose to the second step of the podium. The 9th Directorate of the RF Ministry of Defense became the third.
Several players were also selected in the nominations “Best Diagonal” – Vladimir Demidov (Airborne Forces), “Best Blocking” – Andrey Badyak (NTsUO), “Best Passing” – Maxim Makarov (Airborne Forces), “Most Useful Player” – Andrey Amelchenko (VKS ).
Also, during the event, the winners and prize-winners of the 2020 Spartakiad of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation were awarded.
Last year the competitions were held in two groups. In the first, the team of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation won, the second place was taken by representatives of the National Center for Defense Control of the Russian Federation, the third – by the command of the Airborne Forces. In the second group, athletes from the Main Directorate of the Chief of the Railway Troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation won gold medals, and representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Directorate for Monitoring the Implementation of Treaties (the National Center for the Reduction of Nuclear Risk) won silver awards. The team of the 9th Central Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation closed the top three.
In total, the program of the Olympics this year includes seven military-applied sports. During this year, servicemen will also have to take part in competitions in swimming (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 Olympics, the results of the competition in the team competition 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 1000 servicemen from the central bodies of the military administration of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation take part in sports competitions.
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