MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Central House of the Russian Army, the jubilee, XV, open billiards tournament for the Cup of the Ministry of Defense of Russia among officers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, dedicated to the Defender of the Fatherland Day, took place.
The sports competition took place on the eve of the most courageous holiday in our country and brought together more than 30 military personnel.
The tournament was attended by officers of the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation, the Main Directorate of Personnel, the Navy, other branches and branches of the armed forces, as well as departments of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The tournament was organized by the Department of Culture of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Central House of the Russian Army and the Moscow Union of Billiard Sports.
At the ceremonial formation, the head of the Central House of Artists, Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation Vasily Mazurenko, addressed the participants, who noted that the tournament, which has a fifteen-year history, continues to arouse interest among the military, and the number of participants is steadily growing.
Cinema actor, director of all billiard scenes in Georgy Shengelia’s film “Classic” Nikolai Kolchitsky congratulated the officers on the upcoming holiday, and also mentioned the planned filming of the movie “Classic. 25 years later ”.
The right of the first strike was given to the winner of the last tournament, the representative of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, Captain Alexei Solntsev.
The competitions were held according to the Olympic system with elimination after the first defeat, and therefore real sports battles were in full swing in the billiard room.
The main prize of the tournament – the Cup of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation – was awarded to an officer of the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation, Major Kirill Prokhin. The second place was taken by the officer of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, Captain Alexei Solntsev. The third place was shared by the representative of the Aerospace Forces Major Albert Makharashvili and the officer of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces Major Mikhail Saykin.
The award ceremony was attended by Artyom Gorny, Director of the Culture Department of the Russian Ministry of Defense, and Colonel Viktor Uziyuk, Head of the Department of Cultural and Leisure Work of the Main Military-Political Directorate of the RF Armed Forces.
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