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On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Phoenix special purpose department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Smolensk Region, journalists from the GTRK-Smolensk TV channel, as well as leading print and online publications of the region, visited the detachment.

On this day, four children of employees of the region’s penal system, whose videos about Olympic sports were recognized as the best in the online campaign “Faster! Above! Stronger!”.

Alexey Nikitin, the head of the special purpose department, met the visitors and answered all the questions that arose. The owner of the maroon beret, one of the “old-timers” of the detachment, he, like no one else, “cheers” for his service and knows about all the nuances of the department’s life.

Before the excursion around the location of the detachment, the guests were invited to watch a video about the history of the creation of the Phoenix department, workdays, as well as the necessary professional and sports training of its employees.

Then all those present were able to see and hold in their hands the weapons and special equipment in service with the department, try on helmets and body armor and independently assess how trained the special forces officers should be in order to perform the assigned tasks at a high level.

Of particular interest was the Vystrel armored car, which could not only climb from above, but also sit inside, feeling like a real special forces officer.

No one was left indifferent by the techniques of hand-to-hand combat, which were demonstrated by the employees of “Phoenix”. They showed simple and effective ways to protect themselves in everyday life from a criminal or just an aggressive person, talked about the basic principles of the use of force, the main of which is compliance with the measure in everything.

During the press tour, both journalists and young athletes asked the employees of the Phoenix Special Forces department many questions about the conditions of service, what qualities real special forces should have, how to keep themselves in the necessary sports form, and even how to get on work in the department of special purpose.

The “Open Doors Day” in the most probably closed structural unit of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Smolensk Region was held in a positive and informative manner, all guests experienced a lot of positive emotions, and, in addition, received as a gift commemorative pennants for the 30th anniversary of the Phoenix “.

Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Smolensk Region

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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