Today you’ll meet the best officers of Russian ground forces who participated in the military race at the Gorokhovetsky polygon and see how they spend their day.
Soldiers get up at 4 AM. He has his breakfast at 7 AM getting ready for a tough day with driving military cars and passing an exam in tactics.
An obligatory breakdown at 8 AM when units get tasks for the entire day.
Participants are given maps with the help of which they can find their location easily.
First trial has started. The soldiers are taken to the huge Gorokhovetsky polygon which is the largest polygon in Europe.
They need to define their location using maps and knowledge of their own.
Commanders are checking how the task was fulfilled.
10 AM. It’s time to check whether the soldiers are good in theory. They pick up tickets and have about 1 hour to get ready. It is necessary to demonstrate their knowledge of the statute, give examples and draw a detailed map.
Ticket 14: guard security operations; actions of a unit while capturing a population centre; actions of a unit commander while coverage and the way of giving an individual mark for exam in tactics.
This guy graduated from the Armor school in Chelyabinsk and felt like doing the military service in the Far East as he considered the place romantic. He is a commander now and treats his 26 soldiers as children who need to be taught military art.
He has to rent an apartment now but hopes to become an owner of his own flat in future.
At 3 PM soldiers accomplish such tasks as driving military cars overcoming obstacles of different kinds.
Beautiful nature around.
Loading track machines onto a wagon and back. This task is the most difficult and important one. The more exact are a tanker’s actions the more mobile the entire battalion is.
The working day is over by 8 PM. The officers are taken to the military unit.
They have supper at 8.25 PM and are too tired to think about anything else but sleeping.
Location: The Nizhny Novgorod region