MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the period from 2 to 4 April in Kostroma, on the basis of the Military Academy of Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense named after Marshal of the Soviet Union S.K. Timoshenko will host the VI Championship of the NBC Defense Troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (hereinafter – the RF Armed Forces) and the First stage of the RF Armed Forces Cup in army hand-to-hand combat, dedicated to the memory of the participants in the liquidation of the consequences of the emergency at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
The competition will be attended by 6 strongest teams of the NBC defense troops of the RF Armed Forces, and in the Cup stage – 12 combined teams of services and combat arms of the RF Armed Forces, military districts, military educational institutions of the Russian Defense Ministry.
The total number of athletes will be over 130.
The first competition took place in 1996 as part of the championship of the Kostroma Higher Military School of Chemical Defense. Since 2011, the tournament has been held as an open championship of the Military Academy of NBC Protection, and since 2012, the tournament has been dedicated to the memory of the participants in the elimination of the consequences of the Chernobyl accident.
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