MOSCOW, April 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his greetings to the guests and participants of the opening ceremony of the third Russian specialized shift of military-patriotic associations "Serving the Motherland" that was held at the Orlyonok children’s camp. The telegram was published on the Kremlin website on Sunday.
"You will have a chance to plunge into the atmosphere of everyday life in the army for several days under the guidance of mentors, test your forces in various types of sports and arts, take part in interesting disputes and, most importantly, learn to work in a team and find new friends and associates," the president said.
Putin stressed that everyone who is taking part in the patriotic shift is united by a highly-responsible life stance, deep respect for history and active participation in military-patriotic, volunteer, veteran and search organizations, as well as the strive to serve their Motherland.
The telegram says that representatives from organizations based in Kazakhstan, Belarus and various Russian regions are taking part in the specialized shift at the Orlyonok children’s camp.
The Orlyonok children’s center is located on the Black Sea shore in the Krasnodar Region, 45 km from the city of Tuapse. The camp annually fulfills more than 50 various projects aimed at the education, upbringing and health improvement of children and teenagers. Orlyonok can host 3,500 children in the summer and 1,200 in the winter. In 2012, Orlyonok received the status of a UNESCO associated school.