MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu launched a winter festival in the Patriot park near Moscow. He lit the lights on the main Christmas tree of the Russian Armed Forces and opened a skating rink on Cathedral Square near the Russian Armed Forces Church.
“The year was not easy, there were joyful events and not very much. this year has brought a lot of goodness and happiness to every family, “Shoigu said, opening the winter festival.
“It is getting darker and darker. And it’s time to light the tree. I don’t want to be Santa Claus, but I’ll tell you – light the tree!” The minister continued. After that, the lights were lit on the main tree of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Shoigu also opened a skating rink with an area of more than 3 thousand square meters, which was flooded on the cathedral square in front of the main temple of the RF Armed Forces.
During the opening ceremony, figure skaters and hockey players from CSKA performed a demonstration program. Together with the hockey players, the Minister of Defense, his deputies – Ruslan Tsalikov and Tatyana Shevtsova, as well as the commander of the Navy Nikolai Evmenov took to the ice.
During the festival, which will last all winter, the skating rink, as well as the rental of skates, will be free for all visitors. Several more zones for various sports have been organized here, including a playground with the largest tubing slope in the Moscow Region. The largest of the slides is over 50 meters long. In addition, festival guests will have the opportunity to play with huskies and ride a sled.
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