The team of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and Deputy Secretary of Russian security Council Rashid Nurgaliyev (center) at the ceremony
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MOSCOW, may 26. /Offset. TASS Veronica sovetova/. The team of the Ministry of internal Affairs for the first time won the Cup of the President of Russia, winning the final three time winner of the title team of the Federal service of national guard troops of the Russian Federation with the account 6:3. The tournament was held at the Small sports arena “Luzhniki” .
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The competition in the format of “wall to wall” was attended by representatives of the Ministry of internal Affairs, the Ministry for civil defence, emergencies and elimination of consequences of natural disasters, Federal service of execution of punishments Federal service of national guard troops Russian Federation VDV team and “Dinamo-24”.
“For anybody not a secret that our sport, self-defense without weapons, is actively developing in the power structures, many of our famous athletes are their representatives, so the President’s Cup was attended by many world Champions and Europe”, – told TASS the President of the Russian and European Sambo federations Sergey Eliseev.
The tournament is held since 2007, the first five years he was among the best teams in the world, and then the competition changed international status at a national. “We did it deliberately – the team performs well at international tournaments, but Sambo should be promoted in the country. We needed a new format, and today’s competitions provide an opportunity not only to form teams, to popularize this view, as well as to encourage wrestlers to serve in the security forces, to speak for them.”
Third place in the tournament won the team of the Federal penitentiary service and “Dinamo-24”.