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The three-day rafting on the Pskov and Peipsi lakes was jointly planned by the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Pskov Region, the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Pskov Region and the Union of Special Forces Veterans. The event is dedicated to the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the birthday of statesman and military leader Alexander Nevsky.
The participants of the rafting will have to go over 100 km in kayaks along the water route from Pskov to the closest place of the battle of Alexander Nevsky on Lake Peipsi in the village of Kobylye Gorodishche of the Gdovsky region. There, rafters will pay civil and military honors at the monument to Alexander Nevsky.
The route is planned to be completed in three days. The start of the rafting is scheduled for June 22.
The event will be headed by a veteran of hostilities in the North Caucasus, holder of the Order of Courage, a former employee of the Typhoon special task force Nikolai Yevtukh, now an employee of the St. Petersburg Academy of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
Nikolai Yevtukh is confined to a wheelchair due to an injury he received in 2000 in the North Caucasus.
Last year, on a specially purchased bicycle for wheelchair users, the veteran took part in a bike ride dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. For five days, its participants on bicycles overcame the path along the memory route – St. Petersburg – Gatchina – Luga – Pskov – Pustoshka. And two years ago Nikolay Evtukh, together with his comrades, conquered Elbrus.
Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region
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