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The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, presented the “Soldier of the Year” award on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of CSKA.

“I’ll start, perhaps, with congratulations on the birthday of our wonderful Central Sports Club of the Army, which is celebrated today, of course, by all the Armed Forces, the Navy, the army in all corners of our great country. The club continues to gain numerous victories, ”the head of the military department said.

He added that the prize was supposed to be awarded in 2020, on the anniversary of the Moscow Olympics-80, but the event was celebrated in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. Sergei Shoigu addressed with words of gratitude to the present CSKA veterans who earned the gold of that Olympics.

“Thank you for that holiday and for everything that you did then, for your victories. Once again, I congratulate CSKA on the birthday and the anniversary of those very games. I just want to say: if necessary, we will repeat it, ”added the Minister of Defense.

Then the head of the military department presented awards to the winners of the “Armyman of the Year-2021” award.

Within a month, an online voting was held on the official CSKA page on the VKontakte social network, which allowed to determine the winners in 10 nominations of the “Armyman of the Year” award: “Best acting athlete in Olympic sports”, “Best acting athlete in Olympic sports”, “Best Athlete in Non-Olympic Sports”, “Best Athlete in Non-Olympic Sports”, “Coach of the Year”, “Children’s Coach of the Year”, “Rising Star (Girl)”, “Rising Star (Youth)”, “Sports Dynasty “,” The best team of the year “. In three special nominations – “Sports feat” and “Keeper of traditions”, “For loyalty to the Club” – the winners were selected during a meeting of the established sports commission.

In particular, the winners in the Sports Dynasty nomination were three-time Olympic silver medalist in luge, four-time European champion Major Albert Demchenko and his daughter, Honored Master of Sports of Russia in luge, bronze medalist of the World Championship, two-time bronze medalist of the European Championship, winner and winner of the World Cup stages Victoria Demchenko.

In the nomination “Best active athlete and athlete in Olympic sports” in 2021, two-time bronze medalist of the European judo championships, silver medalist of the Universiade Madina Taymazova, world champion in rock climbing in the bouldering category, European champion, bronze medalist of the World Bouldering Games Alexey Rubtsov …

In the nomination “Keeper of Traditions” in the year of the 98th anniversary of CSKA, Colonel Ivan Kirillovich Pokusaev, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, head of CSKA in 1976-1982, honorary member of the presidium of the Council of Sports Veterans of CSKA, was recognized.

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