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Minister of Defence met triumphant sportsmen of the Olympic Games in Rio

Minister of Defence met triumphant sportsmen of the Olympic Games in Rio – representatives of the CSKA.

First of all, the Minister congratulated the coaches of the sportsmen stressing the fact that all that time they had been keeping the sport of the army and the sport of records.

During a ceremonial reception in the National Centre for State Defence Control, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu decorated champions and prizewinners and awarded promotions by merit.

Fencers Sofya Velikaya and Inna Deriglazova  were awarded the Medal of Military Valor of the 1 class. They were promoted by merit to the military ranks “captain” and “senior lieutenant” correspondently.

Fencers Aleksey Cheremisinov, Artur Akhmatkhuzin and wrestler Soslan Ramonov were awarded the Medal of Military Valor of the 2 class. Aleksey Cheremisinov was promoted to the rank of “captain”, Artur Akhmatkhuzin – to the rank of “lieutenant”.

The medals "For Strengthening of Brotherhood in Arms" were awarded to gymnast Vera Biryukova, fencer Yana Egorian and gymnast Margarita Mamun, medals "For Labour Valour" – to gymnast Aliya Mustafina and fencer Timur Safin.

The medals "For Strengthening of Brotherhood in Arms" and "For Labour Valour" were also awarded to the silver and bronze prizewinners of the Olympic Games in Rio.

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