near Kaliningrad on the site of the Baltic fleet “Khmelevka”, a solemn ceremony of opening the all-army competition “Marines-2020”.

the Best Marines Russia for four days, from July 3 to 6, will demonstrate their professional skills and compete in speed, strength and agility, the accuracy of shooting from a personal weapon – a Kalashnikov AK-74M 5.45 mm weapons and armored vehicles, as well as in driving armoured vehicles in rough terrain and afloat.

As reported in Department of information support a press-services ZVO on the Baltic fleet, the contest involves more than two hundred Marines and cadets, representing team Baltic, North, black sea and Pacific fleets, the Caspian flotilla, far Eastern higher military command school and the Ryazan higher airborne command school.

Today they had to pass the first stage of the event – “obstacle” that defines the individual rating military. Each participant should be in full uniform, with the standard weapons and armor to overcome the specialized runway length of 1200 meters, which is equipped with 19 obstacles.

the other Two phases are called the “Path of survival” and “Relay”. The total length of the route with obstacles – more than ten kilometres, including 600 meters of water.

the day Before, in preparation for the competition, the drivers practiced driving skills of armored personnel carriers BTR-82A afloat and on the ground with overcoming a variety of obstacles – track bridge, the moat, the passage between the pillars. Gunners of military vehicles arrows and practiced shooting at targets, simulating surface, coastal and air targets.

the winners of the contest will represent Russia at the international competition for field training among the units of the marine corps “Marines-2020”.