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The resort city of Yalta solemnly celebrated the 95th anniversary of the country’s defense society, the school of courage, civil, patriotic and physical education of which tens of millions of people have passed.

On this day, in the South Coast regional center for military-patriotic and sports education, interactive platforms were open for children and youth in the shooting range, boxing hall, hand-to-hand combat hall, museum and adjacent territories, where master classes were held. Participants and guests of the celebration could get acquainted with a photo exhibition and an exhibition of items telling about the history of DOSAAF, an exhibition of weapons, equipment, uniforms. On the diving training site “Barracuda” one could see not only equipment, but also play petanque. On this day, a tournament was held in sports shooting from an air rifle for the cup of the chairman of the regional branch of DOSAAF of Crimea among the teams of military-patriotic clubs.

On the parade ground, the solemn part was worthy and significant. Numerous honored guests came to congratulate the Dosaafites on their anniversary. The event opened with a historic parade. Four banner groups in the historical form of those legendary years passed with the banners of OSOAVIAKHIM, DOSAAF of the USSR, ROSTO and DOSAAF of Russia. Almost a hundred years of history of courage and patriotism, a worthy life and a great feat symbolically walked before the audience!

The first welcoming speech was made by the chairman of the regional branch of DOSAAF Andrey Popov. Deputy Oleg Kopylov spoke on behalf of the Yalta City Council of Deputies, the head of the municipality Yalta city district Konstantin Shimanovsky and himself personally. He thanked the chairman of the local branch of DOSAAF Vladimir Babko for his fruitful work and socially significant initiatives and presented a memorable gift. Greetings from the city administration were read by the head of the department of sports and physical culture Evgenia Ponomareva. The chairman of the council of veterans of the city, lieutenant colonel Yuri Kirillov, the military commissar of Yalta, colonel Mikhail Annenko, the ataman of the village Cossack society “Stanitsa Donskaya” Igor Khodko, and the chairman of the public council of Yalta, an honorary citizen of the city, Lyudmila Kovaleva, said many kind words, noting the important role of DOSAAF in the development of society.

At the celebration, Andrey Popov and Vladimir Babko presented awards and thanks to the pre-Saafites for high professional skills, many years of conscientious work, significant merits and in connection with the anniversary date. The best shooters and teams of the Strelok and Gurda clubs of the tournament received cups, medals and diplomas. A lot of pleasant minutes were added to the festive mood by the members of the primary branch of DOSAAF “Gaspra” cooked on a fire and hot tea from the farm Cossack society “Simeiz”.

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