Alexander Samarin

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SOCHI, may 27. /Spec. Q. TASS albert Starodubtsev/. The military oath on Medals Plaza Sochi Olympic Park on the last Saturday of may took 174 rookie of sports mouth CSKA, located in Balashikha, Saint-Petersburg, Samara, and Sochi, reported from the scene correspondent of TASS.

Sports company has been revived in 2013 by the order of Russian defense Minister army General Sergei Shoigu. Taking the oath, recruits sports mouth commit themselves to fulfill not only their constitutional and civic duty, but also to continue the tradition of the army elite sport.

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On Saturday the oath of allegiance to the Motherland has brought the members of the national teams in 34 Olympic sports . Among them there are two honored masters of sports (Tae Kwon do masters Vladislav Larin and AG), 13 masters of sports of international class, prize-winners of Olympic games, world and European Champions, winners of various international tournaments. Military oath said the silver medalist of the Junior Grand Prix final in 2016 in figure skating, silver medalist of the championship of Russia – 2017 Alexander Samarin and the winner of the finals of the Cup of Russia – 2016 Artur Dmitriev.

Soldiers of the Russian army began eight athletes are candidates to the Russian Olympic team at the winter Games in 2018 in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. Among them skater Samarin, who in the fall will compete for the Grand Prix events in Canada and France.

Chief of staff of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Viktor Goremykin, congratulated the new recruits with the adoption of the military oath.

The commemorative ceremony was also held membership in the ranks of the all-Russian movement Unarme 24 students.