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State Secretary – Deputy Defence Minister General of the Army Nikolay Pankov launches the finals of Sport Tournament for Leadership 2017

Today the opening ceremony of the final stage of the all-army Sport Tournament for Leadership Cup 2017 took place in Moscow in the CSKA venues.

Sport Tournament for Leadership Cup 2017 is the fifth tournament initiated personally by the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

State Secretary – Deputy Defence Minister General of the Army Nikolay Pankov launched the finals.

The qualifying stages of the all-army competitions gathered more than 10,000 servicemen took part in the competitions.

In total, 110 soldiers in the 10 teams will compete in the finals. Four teams will represent military districts: Eastern, Western, Central and Southern. Another five teams represent services and branches of armed forces: the Land Forces, the Aerospace Forces, the Navy, the Strategic Missile Forces, the Airborne Troops. Another team will represent the Northern Fleet.

During the competition participants will compete in shooting from a Makarov pistol, swimming, the exercises at the bar, running, and track and field relay.

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