MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On December 22, another friendly hockey match between the teams of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia and the Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Belarus took place on Red Square. The event is timed to the Day of the Rescuer of the Russian Federation. Honored Master of Sports, hockey player Alexei Yashin was present at the opening of the event. The match began with a minute of silence as a sign of grief and respect for the memory of Yevgeny Zinichev.
The teams played three periods of 15 minutes each. Despite the fact that it was not professional athletes, but firefighters and rescuers, who took to the ice, the match turned out to be intense and exciting. Despite the frost, employees of the central office of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, cadets of departmental universities and cadets came to support the teams. Students of the Academy of the State Fire Service were active fans in the stands.
“There is always a good mood on Red Square. Our brothers Belarusians insisted on holding the match here, and how could we refuse them? ” – said A. Chupriyan, and assessing the sports training of the teams, he added: “I have a feeling that they have been engaged in this sport all their lives. And this is not surprising – hockey is more and more popular in the Russian Emergencies Ministry. “
In a bitter struggle with a score of 3: 1, the EMERCOM team of Russia won. An entertainment program was provided for the guests of the match: the show orchestra of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, figure skaters, as well as a life-size puppet show.
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