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In the Navy, the stage of the All-Army Competitions for the Cup of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation “Commander Launches” has come to an end. The end of the competition was reported to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.

The competition was attended by combined teams of fleets, the Caspian Flotilla, military units and organizations of the Navy, consisting of officers-commanders in the categories from platoon commander to formation commander. For the first time, female servicemen who are doing military service in officer positions took part in the competition.

For three days, officers competed in exercises for strength, speed, endurance and accuracy. Participants of the competition showed the best results in pulling up on the bar, (women – in flexion-extension of arms in a lying position), in running, as well as in shooting from a Makarov pistol and swimming. The final stage of the “Commander starts” was the track and field relay.

According to the results of the individual all-around championship, the winners are:

among women – senior lieutenant Yelizaveta Kukleva, representative of the Baltic Fleet;

in the category “formation commander” – Captain 1st Rank Roman Ashurov (Baltic Fleet).

in the category “regiment commander” – the representative of the Black Sea Higher Naval School, Captain 1st Rank Pavel Soshkin;

in the battalion commander category – 2nd rank captain Alexei Ryndin (Baltic Fleet).

in the category of “company commander” and “platoon commander” – Senior Lieutenant Anatoly Osaulenko and Senior Lieutenant Nurman Aliyev, respectively, both representatives of the Baltic Fleet.

For the first time in the team competition the combined team of the Baltic Fleet became the winner of the competition and the owner of the Commander Launches Challenge Cup of the Navy. In second place, the team of the Black Sea Fleet and the owners of bronze medals were the officers of the Black Sea Higher Naval School. P.S. Nakhimova.

As a result of the competition, a team of the Navy was formed, which will take part in the final of the all-army competition for the Cup of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation “Commander starts”, which will take place in November in Moscow.

Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy
Vice-Admiral Vladimir Kasatonov at the closing ceremony of the Commander Launches Cup of the Navy thanked all the participants on behalf of the commander-in-chief and noted that “the popularity of the Commander launches held under the auspices of the Russian Defense Ministry and the Main Command of the Navy is growing every year!

“Of course, these are competitions of a new time and modern format, which have gained genuine popularity among the personnel of the Navy. The commander’s starts perfectly illustrate the words of Admiral P.S. Nakhimova: “Of the three ways of influencing subordinates: fear, rewards, personal example” – the last one is the most important! It is nice to see that commanders of all levels of command, by their personal example, demonstrate the importance of a healthy lifestyle and sports attitude in military units and organizations of the Navy.

Today we have summed up the results of our competition. The main goal of this event is to select the strongest commanders to join the national team of the Navy for further preparation and participation in the final of the all-army competition for the Cup of the Minister of Defense “Commander starts”, which will be held in Moscow from 15 to 20 November.

Dear comrades! On behalf of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, let me congratulate all the participants on the completion of the competition, wish you success in your career and new sporting achievements! I am sure that you will continue to work on promoting physical culture and sports among subordinate personnel, as an important means of maintaining a high level of physical fitness of personnel in order to successfully complete combat training tasks as intended! “

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