On Defender of the Fatherland Day, EMERCOM of Russia talks about those heroes who daily protect the safety of Russian citizens. Sometimes employees of the department risk their lives to save people. And few people know what rescuers do outside of work. These are sports, assistance to veterans, charity, donation, work with children, creativity and other useful hobbies.
So, the head of the fire and rescue unit in Yakutia, Pyotr Pestryakov, father of 7 daughters and coach of the Yakutsk national volleyball team. Thanks to this, more than half of the personnel of the fire department, which is headed by Pyotr Filippovich, are active athletes.
Among the employees of the EMERCOM of Russia in the Chelyabinsk region there are 2 world champions in kettlebell lifting among professionals. These are senior firefighters Ivan Popov and Nikita Bondarenko. They won the high sports title back in 2019 in Dublin.
Sport is not only able to be a source of strength and endurance, but also often becomes the center of the manifestation of will. Andrei Kozhemyakin, an employee of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia in the Belgorod Region, after a serious injury, it was sports that returned faith in themselves. In 2020, he won two gold and one bronze medals at the Russian Bullet Shooting Championship for persons with musculoskeletal disorders. At this stage, his number one goal is to compete at the Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo.
There are many of our rescuers and creative people. An employee of the Specialized Fire and Rescue Unit from Saransk Ruslan Narbekov writes and performs his songs. For the first time he tried himself as a vocalist at the age of 14; today, a significant source of inspiration for Ruslan is his work as a firefighter.
Also, as part of the celebration of Defender of the Fatherland Day, the department is holding a competition among the subscribers of its official page on Instagram, in order to participate in it, you must post a post with congratulations on your page and mark the official account of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia. The full list of conditions for participants can be found on the official page of the Ministry on the Instagram social network.