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> Military and patriotic center

The solemn opening ceremony of the youth military patriotic center was held on February 23, on Defender’s Day at Ulyanovsk State University. Rector of USU Boris Kostishko, director of the center of patriotic education of the Ulyanovsk region Vladimir Vitryanyuk, secretary of of the regional department of United Russia Victor Kornev, deputy minister of science and education of the Ulyanovsk region Oksana Solntseva, chairman of the board of veterans of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Ermakov made welcome speeches. The specially equipped military and tactical training ground is to work at Ulyanovsk State University in a non-stop mode. Members of patriotic clubs will be able to use the equipment and to train free of charge. The organizers are sure that the center is aimed at developing the feeling of civic responsibility and patriotism among youth people and it will give a great benefit to the region.

After the official part the USU Defenders of the Fatherland open championship on military and applied disciplines was started. Teams of educational institutions and military and sports clubs of the city aged from 16 years were the participants of the championship. In a gym of university building No. 3and in the territory of the military and tactical ground teams participated in competitions on various disciplines: assembly and disassembly of a submachine gun and a gun, rendering first aid and evacuation of the wounded, throwing a grenade, radio communication, rise on the rock climbing wall, a quiz Armed forces of Russia, laser tag, etc. The course of the championship was watched by members of the organizing committee and the jury members.

The greatest number of score points and the first place in the championship were gained by the team of the Ulyanovsk institute of civil aviation named after chief marshal of aviation B. P. Bugaev (the former UVAUGA). The second place by the team of the USU Automotive technical school. The team “Druzhina” comes the last out of the three leaders. We congratulate participants of the championship.