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CSKA Paraboys to jump on the North Pole
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CSKA Paraboys to jump on the North Pole

Parachute jumpers of the Russian Defense Ministry's Central Sports Army Club (CSKA) will take part in international competitions on precision-landing in the North Pole on April 12, the CSKA Press Center reported.

"The first international competitions on parachute sports, ‘Russia's Yury Gagarin  Precision Landing Cup,' will be based at the Barneo ice camp located 50 km away from the North Pole and take place on Cosmonautics Day — April 12," the report reads.

Russia's teams of CSKA and airborne troopers and the parachute jumpers of the Belarusian Defense Ministry will participate in the competition. Each team will have five members. They will compete in the precision-landing. Each will make five parachute jumps from an altitude of 1,200 meters to a marked section with a diameter of no more than 16 centimeters.

The award ceremony for winners will take place at the Barneo ice camp on April 12.

The competitions were initiated by the Russian Armed Forces, CSKA and the Russian Parachute Sport Federation.