Russian Olympians visited the air base in Syria Hamim and did exercises with the military

Российские олимпийцы побывали на авиабазе Хмеймим в Сирии и провели зарядку с военными

Olympic Champions and prize-winners of Russia visited the base Hamim in Syria, where stationed, the Russian air force. About it reports “Interfax”.

In particular warring country visited multiple Olympic champion in pole vaulting Yelena Isinbayeva, Olympic champion in the team sabre Sophia the Great, the winners in the team foil Arthur Akhmatkhuzin, Timur Safin and Alexey Cheremisinov, wrestler Soslan Ramonov and silver Olympic medalist in shooting Sergey Kamenskiy.

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The military showed athletes their living conditions and told about the service in Syria, where they fight on the side of President Bashar al-Assad.

Isinbayeva even spent a morning with the military exercises.

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“I immediately warned that charging is unusual, athletics, and the rules are mine. In the ranks were a large number of guys, and they carried out my commands. I showed my athletic exercises, they – their. I was able to repeat almost everything they can, except for one exercise, “turntables”, and was very glad. Our army is strong,” said Isinbayeva.

In memory of his stay Mamimi Olympians planted arborvitae, a number which has installed signs with their names.

And the military orchestra of the southern Federal district gave a concert.

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