MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Six teams of the RF Armed Forces, the Russian Guard, the Federal Penitentiary Service, the Federal Bailiff Service and Dynamo-24 will compete for the Cup of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the RF Armed Forces in modern pentathlon in biathlon. This was announced by the State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Nikolai Pankov, opening the competition, which takes place at the base of CSKA in Moscow.
“Such a tournament is being held for the first time in the history of national sports, today six teams are participating in it,” Pankov said, wishing the athletes high results.
Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Igor Levitin also took part in the opening ceremony.
Athletes from six teams representing the Federation of Modern Pentathlon of Russia, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the Russian Guard, the Federal Service for the Execution of Punishments, the Federal Service of Bailiffs, and the Dynamo-24 team entered the start.
Participants will compete in the “laser-run” discipline in running at a distance of 1200 meters with shooting from a laser pistol at three stages from a distance of 8 meters.
The winners will receive the Cup of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the RF Armed Forces, made by the gunsmiths of Zlatoust.
The tournament is the successor to the match meetings between the teams of the Federation of Modern Pentathlon of Russia, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the National Guard, which have been held since 2016 at CSKA. On April 12, 2021, by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin, this competition was awarded the status of the Cup of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the RF Armed Forces.
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