Commanding officers of arctic subdivisions of the Army Forces of the Russian Federation are going to the training camp for the first time
14:44 22 октября 2014
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Commanding officers of arctic subdivisions of the Army Forces of the Russian Federation for the first time are conducting special training camps in the Far Eastern higher military command school in the town Ussuriysk. Officers of the center for combat arctic training of the airborne forces, coastal troops of marine infantry and special operating forces are participating in the exercises.
During a month the officers, who soon will educate their subordinates to military service in conditions of low temperatures, will study the course of lessons on bases of mountain, technical and special training and rendering of the first medical aid. They will receive special mountain and alpinist outfit, equipment, armament and military machines to use in the arctic zone. The training camp will be finished with conducting of control lessons and the final examinations.
The Far Eastern higher military command school is the only educational institution in Russia, which trains officers for arctic subdivisions.
The first recruiting on the specialization «use of motorized rifle subdivisions (arctic)» took place at the school last autumn.
During the latest years Russia started active economic development of its northern territories, including hydrocarbon extraction, and also development of the Northern Sea Route, which in much becomes the alternative to traditional routes from Europe to Asia. The entire complex of measures, which includes measures of military character, was directed to defense of Russian interests in the Arctic, taking into consideration growing attention to the region from the side of countries – members of NATO.