Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
In commemoration of the decade since the creation of units for countering extremism in the MIA of Russia system, police officers ascended Mount Elbrus.
The expedition was attended by representatives of the MIA of Russia GA for Combating Extremism, the Center for Combating Extremism of the MIA of Russia GA for the North Caucasian Federal District and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, the Krasnodar University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, and the North Caucasus Institute for Advanced Studies of the Krasnodar University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
Preparation of climbers for the ascent to the highest mountain peak in Russia and Europe was carried out on the base of the North Caucasus Institute for Advanced Studies in Nalchik.
In preparation for the ascent, police officers ascended to the international astronomical observatory “Peak Terskol” (3,150 meters), and at an altitude of 3,800 meters near the highland monument to the defenders of the Caucasus, the heroes of the defense of the Elbrus region, paid tribute to the dead soldiers.
During the night the team climbed the selected route and at dawn reached the maximum point of the western Elbrus peak at 5,642 meters above sea level, where it hoisted flags and symbols of the Russian MIA. The police dedicated their ascent to the 10th anniversary of the creation of anti-extremist units in the MIA of Russia system.