The XIII International Judo Tournament among the police and army, dedicated to the memory of the servicemen who died in the line of duty, was held in the metropolitan Dynamo Palace in Krylatskoye.
Participants of 14 teams representing the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, the Rosgvardia, the Federal Tax Service of Russia, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, the Federal Security Service of Russia, the team of the Russian section of the International Police Association, as well as the security bodies of Austria, Greece, Belarus, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Japan took part in the Tournament.
Traditionally, the competition day started with the ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers at the monument “Grateful Russia to soldiers of law and order, who died in the line of duty” on the Trubnaya Square.
The winners of the competition were athletes from the team of law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Belarus, who in a long match defeated rivals from the team of the Russian section of the International Police Association with a score of 3:2. In third place was taken by athletes of the team of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and the security bodies of Japan.
The Russian delegation at the Games headed by State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Zubov took part in the opening ceremony of the tournament. He conveyed the words of welcome from the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and handed over the keys to new cars to the families of the deceased police officers Lieutenant Igor Chapkin and Senior Sergeant of Police Aleksandr Ivleev.
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