More than 50 officers - specialists in special physical training and survival gathered at a training camp at a military training ground in the Vyborg district of the Leningrad region.
During the week, military personnel arriving at a training camp from all the unions and formations of the Western Military District (ZVO) will, in practice, work out a program for special physical training and survival in the conditions of “wildlife”.
The instructor officers under the guidance of the teachers of the Department of Special Physical Training and Survival of the St. Petersburg Military Institute of Physical Culture will independently, from improvised means, break up a field camp in the forest and take measures to disguise it.
Then they will have to obtain drinking water, make fires with the help of flint and focused sun rays, equip dugouts and sun beds, both open and camouflaged, without using any technical means.
The main task facing the participants of the collection is to consolidate the skills of organizing the survival of servicemen in the conditions of "wild nature", when acting in isolation from the bases of supply or in the environment. At the same time, special attention is paid to the ability to render the wounded and injured servicemen medical care without drugs and medical instruments, including using the methods of “traditional medicine”.
Also, participants in the training will practice the forms and methods of special physical training that allow servicemen to maintain their physical form in conditions of limited mobility, for example, while in ambush, or in conditions of a poor diet.
At the end of the training, each instructor officer for special physical training and survival will be subjected to a comprehensive test to confirm his special qualifications.
After returning to their unions, formations, and military units, survival specialists will have to transfer the acquired knowledge and skills to military personnel of ZVO units during planned field exits and exercises.
Officers - specialists in special physical training and survival serve in all unions, formations and military units of the ZVO. Their training is organized at the department of military special training and survival of the St. Petersburg Military Institute of Physical Culture.
The officers trained here know the device, the combat capabilities and the basic rules for the use of rifle and sports weapons, motor vehicles, parachute systems, can effectively use small arms and melee weapons for their intended purpose, drive any vehicles, apply knowledge and skills to survive in extreme conditions, make parachute jumps, maintain safety in everyday life and when performing combat missions .