MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today, on the basis of the Shalkhi training ground in Vladikavkaz (North Ossetia), the all-army stage of the Army-2021 Military Medical Relay Race has started.
11 teams from all military districts, the Northern Fleet, the Airborne Forces, the Strategic Missile Forces, the 12th Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the S.M. Kirov and DOSAAF.
Both men’s and women’s teams participate in the competition. Military athletes will compete in shooting small arms, overcoming obstacle courses, driving medical equipment, evacuating conditionally wounded from the battlefield and providing them with first aid. The performance of each element of the competition requires high professional skill and physical endurance from military doctors.
The opening ceremony of the competition stage was attended by Deputy Head of the Main Military Medical Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Russia Major General of the Medical Service Oleg Kalachev, Head of the Medical Service of the Southern Military District Colonel Sergey Papko, Rector of the North Ossetian State Medical Academy, Doctor of Medical Sciences Oleg Remizov, Head of the Military Training Center North Ossetian State University Valery Drobyshev, chairman of the military court of the Vladikavkaz garrison Konstantin Pogeev.
“From the very beginning, our competition is dynamically developing and becoming more complex, new practical and theoretical elements appear, thanks to which it occupies a strong position among the most spectacular and complex competitions of the International Army Games,” said Oleg Kalachev.
He also noted that over the years of the relay race, the competition has become an integral part of the training of medical specialists at the military level and the basis for the successful implementation of measures to save the lives of servicemen on the battlefield.
As part of the concert program, the Artkhuron Folklore Dance Theater of the North Ossetian State Pedagogical Institute, the combined orchestra of the Vladikavkaz garrison, soloists of the Kim Suanov State National Pop Orchestra and the Rhythms of the Mountains ensemble of the Bilar Kabaloev Republican Palace of Children’s Art performed in front of the competition participants.
The all-army stage of the competition is a qualifying stage for international competitions to be held this year in Uzbekistan.
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