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Recruitment Center Opens on Palace Square

Published: May 8, 2014 (Issue # 1809)



  • New military personnel are being sought through a mobile recruitment center located on Palace Square during the Victory Day holidays.
    Photo: Vladimir Filonov / SPT

On Wednesday, a recruitment center where St. Petersburg residents can sign up for military service was opened on Palace Square. Until Friday, those wishing to enlist can take preliminary tests to assess their fitness for army life. According to a representative of the Western Military District, those young men who sign a contract with the services will have a chance to take part in the anniversary celebrations of Victory Day to be held on Palace Square on May 9, 2015.

“The mobile enlistment center began working this morning,” said the representative. “Residents of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region will be interviewed and asked their preferences regarding the branch of service to which they would like to enlist. Upon successfully passing the initial assessment, testing they will be sent for a medical examination and physical training.” At the Recruitment officers will discuss the differences between the different branches of the armed forces with potential recruits.

“Contract soldiers from St. Petersburg are sent to serve across Russia, although, of course, their wishes about where they want to serve are taken into account. Those who serve, for example, in the brigade in Kamenka [in the Leningrad Oblast] will take part in the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2015," the military spokesperson added.

The mobile recruitment center will operate on Palace Square from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through May 9.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Friday, Jan. 30



The Lermontov Central Library, 19 Liteyny Prospekt, will screen 'Almost Famous’ in English with Russian subtitles at 6:30 p.m. Cameron Crowe's Academy Award-winning comedy from 2000 stars Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit, and tells the story of a budding music journalist at Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s. Admission is free.



Meet renowned Russian poet, journalist and writer Dmitry Bykov, famous for his biographies of Boris Pasternak, Bulat Okudzhava and Maxim Gorky, and winner of 2006 National Bestseller Award. Bykov will read old and new poems as well as answer questions about his works at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Main Hall, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at 1,000 rubles and are available at city ticket offices and the from the Philharmonic website www.philharmonia.spb.ru.



A retrospective of the films of Roman Polanski starts today at Loft-Project Etagi, 74 Ligovsky Prospekt, with a screening of ‘Repulsion’ at 7 p.m. and ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ at 9:15 p.m. The series runs through Feb. 4 and will include Polanski's eminently creepy ‘The Tenant,’ the cult comedy ‘The Fearless Vampire Killers’ and ‘Cul-de-sac’ among others. Tickets are 150-200 rubles and the complete schedule is available at www.vk.com/artpokaz/



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