All-female military competition kicks off ahead of Int. Women's Day

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An all-Russian competition between female soldiers and officers was held for the first time on Friday in the city of Pereyaslavl-Zalessky in Yaroslavl Region on the eve of International Women's Day on March 8. Around 60 soldiers took part in the competition which was organized at the training centre of the Strategic Missile Troops. The soldiers competed in tactical, technical and physical drills as well as firearms training and demonstrated high-speed assembly of the Kalashnikov gun.