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The Russian Defense Ministry held a joint meeting with the Russian Geographical Society (RGO), chaired by Nikolai Pankov, State Secretary – Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation.

Within the framework of the meeting, an examination of the exhibition exposition dedicated to joint events of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Russian Geographical Society took place. Also, an award ceremony was held for the servicemen who distinguished themselves most during the implementation of joint activities with the Russian Geographical Society.

“The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation,” said Nikolai Pankov, “are actively implementing activities on a voluntary basis aimed at preserving and popularizing the geographical, historical and cultural heritage of Russia. In April 2021, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Russian Geographical Society and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Important areas of our cooperation are the formation, support and direction of the public initiative of the population of the Russian Federation, including the personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, for a comprehensive study of the geographical, ethnocultural and historical identity of Russia for a fuller and deeper understanding of its role and place in the modern world, stimulating and the organization of the active participation of military personnel in environmental activities, the formation of a responsible attitude to the environment. “

Nikolay Pankov stressed that “a special area of ​​our joint work is the preservation, use and popularization of the military-geographical, military-geological and other scientific heritage of the military personnel who have contributed to the development of science.”

The implementation of the most significant joint expedition projects with the Russian Geographical Society from the Russian Ministry of Defense has been carried out for several years by the Expeditionary Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

“The work we are doing is certainly very important and interesting,” said the deputy head of the military department. – The events of the annual open All-Russian Photo Contest “Lighthouses of Russia”, organized by the Main Command of the Navy in conjunction with the Russian Geographical Society and aimed, first of all, at drawing attention to the history of the development of lighthouse business in Russia and fostering patriotism through the art of photography, received a new impetus … For the first time this year, more than 260 photographs have already been submitted at the stage of accepting entries. “

He further added that the difficult climatic conditions within the framework of the action “Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten”, the military personnel of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, together with representatives of the Physical Training and Sports Directorate of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Russian Geographical Society from May 2 to 10, 2021 climbed the western summit of Mount Elbrus. The action was held in memory of the Red Army soldiers who defended the North Caucasus during the Great Patriotic War.

Thematic exhibitions held at the sites of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the branches of the Armed Forces, military districts, the Northern Fleet, the branches of the Armed Forces, timed to public holidays, days of military glory of Russia, annual holidays of the branches of the Armed Forces, military districts, the Northern Fleet, the branches of the Armed Forces and central bodies of military command, as well as the demonstration in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation of a joint exhibition with the Russian Geographical Society with exhibits of the “Golden Fund of the Russian Geographical Society” arouse keen interest among visitors.

Also in 2021, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, together with the Russian Geographical Society, organized expeditionary activities.

Nikolay Pankov named two of them: a geographical expedition “Transpolar highway” and a complex expedition with the Main Command of the Navy to the Franz Josef Land archipelago.

“The work is being built in close cooperation with representatives of the Russian Geographical Society and, of course, will continue,” said Nikolai Pankov. – Today, Academician Nikolai Sergeevich Kasimov, First Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society, is participating in our meeting on behalf of the Russian Geographical Society; Sergey Korlykhanov, Deputy Executive Director – Director of the Regional Development Department; Sergey Chechulin, Director of the Department of Expeditionary Activities and Tourism Development. Their opinion will be taken into account in the future in the implementation of our joint projects, ”added Nikolai Pankov.

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