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Today, November 16, at the Universal Sports Complex CSKA “Igrovoy” (Moscow), the opening ceremony of the final stage of the All-Army Competition for the Cup of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation “Commander Starts” was held.

The final stage of the tournament was started by the Deputy Minister of Defense, Hero of Russia, Lieutenant General Yu-B. Evkurov.

“I am sincerely glad that the Commander Launches on the scale of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation bring together more than 3,000 participants annually under their flag,” the Deputy Minister said.

Addressing the participants, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov noted that they are a worthy example for their subordinates.

“I wish all the participants in the competition unforgettable sports impressions and victories achieved in a fair fight,” the deputy head of the military department added at the end of his speech.

“Commander starts” – 2021 – the eighth All-Army competition.

In the final of this year’s tournament, 120 servicemen in 10 teams will fight for victory. Four teams will represent the military districts: East, West, Central and South. Five more teams – types and types of troops: Ground Forces, Aerospace Forces, Navy, Strategic Missile Forces, Airborne Forces. Another team will represent the Northern Fleet.

For the first time, women servicemen in the category “up to battalion commanders” (inclusive) are taking part in the competition.

Competitions will be held in 5 disciplines: running, swimming, shooting, gymnastics and athletics relay.

Participants will perform in four age groups: the first age group – military personnel under 30; the second age group – military personnel from 30 to 40 years old; the third age group – military personnel over 40; the fourth age group – military personnel over 50 years old.

Also present at the ceremony were the head of the Physical Training and Sports Directorate of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel Andrei Zykov, the head of CSKA, Colonel Artem Gromov, as well as athletes, coaches, veterans and employees of the army club.

The chief judge of the competition is the head of the Physical Training Department – the Deputy Head of the Physical Training and Sports Directorate of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel Alexander Ukrainets.

For reference:

All-army competitions for the Cup of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation “Commander starts” are personal-team competitions in military-applied sports among commanders of various categories of military personnel, branches of the Armed Forces, military districts and branches of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

On November 27, 2017, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation decided to hold the All-Army Competitions for the Cup of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation “Commander Launches” in 2018, previously the competition was held for the Cup of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

This is a new page in the history of military competition and a new incentive for Russian officers.

The initiator of the “Commander Launches” was personally made by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Hero of Russia, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, who set the task of resuming all-army competitions that were widespread during the Soviet Army. The competition was first held in 2013.

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