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As part of the final stage of the joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise Defenders of Friendship-2021, a sports festival was held at the stadium of the parachute brigade of the armed forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt with the participation of servicemen of the Russian Airborne Forces and the Egyptian paratroopers.

The paratroopers of the two countries fielded football, volleyball and tug-of-war teams, which competed in the strength of speed and agility.

At the end of the competition, the head of the joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise from the Russian side, Major General Alexei Naumets, and the chief of staff of the Egyptian paratroopers, Brigadier General Mohammed Awad, thanked everyone for participating in the holiday and presented gifts.

In addition, the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Airborne Forces and the Central Military Band of the Egyptian Armed Forces performed with a concert program.

In their performance as part of the anniversary concert tour in honor of the 85th anniversary of their founding, which will be celebrated in December of this year, the artists of the song and dance ensemble of the Airborne Forces included their best dance numbers and vocal compositions loved by the audience.

At the end of the concert program, the song and dance ensemble of the Airborne Forces performed the main song of the Airborne Forces – “Sineva”.

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The joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise “Defenders of Friendship” is being held for the fifth time this year.

For the first time, Russian and Egyptian paratroopers worked out joint tactical actions near the city of Alexandria in the Arab Republic of Egypt in 2016.

In 2017, a joint exercise was held in the Krasnodar Territory on the basis of the Novorossiysk Guards Airborne Assault Mountain Formation of the Airborne Forces.

In 2018, in Egypt, participants in a joint exercise honed their skills at the paratrooper training ground near Cairo.

In 2019, for the first time, servicemen of the special operations forces of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus took part in joint exercises. The exercise took place at the Dubrovichi training ground of the Tula Guards Airborne Force in the Ryazan Region.

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