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Cuban youths graduate in fire protection in Russia

Moscow, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Russian State Fire Service Academy graduated 18 Cuban youths as fire protection engineers on Saturday.

The institution, attached to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, trained the Cuban specialists for five years in subjects related to theory and practice, and application of experiments in both laboratories and exercises in polygons.

At the same time, as part of the curriculum, a Russian-Spanish dictionary was created where the main themes and concepts oriented to firefighter subjects are developed, Lieutenant Arnaldo Bombino, a recent graduate, told Prensa Latina.

In that regard, he added that in addition to the specialist title, they were certified as drone pilots for work in emergency situations.

Along with the Cuban firefighters, 82 other students from 13 countries received their degrees in Moscow’s Red Square.

The Minister of Emergency Situations of Russia, Alexander Kurenkov, congratulated the graduates and urged them to start writing a new chapter of biography to fight natural and technological elements shoulder to shoulder, and the needy.

“All the knowledge and skills acquired in the classrooms and in the training fields will have to be improved in practice and applied at work every day,” the minister stressed.

The director of the State Fire Academy, Lieutenant General of the Internal Service, Vyacheslav Butko, expressed confidence that the character qualities instilled in the institution: determination, loyalty to duty, willingness to help, will always be inherent in the graduates, and “the doors of the university will be open for students.”

Students from the Civil Defense Academy and the Donetsk Institute of the State Fire Service, both attached to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, also received their diplomas at the graduation ceremony.

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