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A traditional billiards tournament dedicated to the memory of the Hero of Russia Colonel-General Gennady Troshev took place in the Billiards Hall of the Central House of the Russian Army. The tournament was organized by the Club of the commanders of the Russian Federation.

At the opening ceremony, the participants of the competition were greeted by the President of the Military Leaders Club, General of the Army Anatoly Kulikov, and the head of the Central House of Arts, Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation Vasily Mazurenko. They talked about the glorious combat biography of the Hero of Russia, Colonel-General Gennady Troshev, who rose from a cadet of the Kazan Higher Tank Command School to the commander of the North Caucasian Military District, recalled his passion for billiards. The start of the tournament was given by the judge of the Moscow Regional Billiards Federation Vyacheslav Nazarov.

For three hours, a fascinating struggle unfolded on tables with a green cloth, in which the oldest representatives of the services of the Armed Forces and other law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation took part: the Ground Forces, the Aerospace Forces, the Navy, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Border Troops of the FSB of Russia.

As a result of intense and interesting battles, Colonel General Vyacheslav Dadonov (Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia) won the 3rd place, General of the Army Anatoly Kulikov became the second prize winner, losing in the final to the repeated winner of the tournament, Colonel General Valery Baranov (Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR). The champion, in addition to a medal, was awarded the main prize – the cup.

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