Last weekend, Tomsk State Pedagogical University organized and conducted annual mass event - the opening of Intercollegiate command and tactical military-patriotic game "Confrontation 2016". The event was held 05-06 November 2016 in the framework of the state program "Patriotic Education of Citizens of the Russian Federation 2016-2020" and with the support of the Tomsk Regional public fund to promote the development of physical and patriotic education.
This year "Confrontation" was held in a new format: it was conducted in the winter and brought together twelve teams from four universities of the city of Tomsk. The team members of the Tomsk State Pedagogical University, TSU, TPU and TUSUR have met on DOSAAF Air Station in the Golovino village to show a high level of team cooperation, the psychological preparation to overcome the difficulties and the ability to operate in extreme situations. The main innovation of the game "Confrontation-2016" was the task to demonstrate survival skills in extreme conditions: the participants pitched tents, passed the tests, and kept their temporary shelters warm. The rich schedule of events included laser tag tournament, as well as passing nature trail, a theoretical course on the knowledge of Russian statehood principles and standards for military training, as well as "night adventure" that started at 4 o'clock in the morning – in darkness participants had to be overcome a predetermined distance, while not falling into the hands of "saboteurs." Two fruitful days, bright emotions and, in spite of the competitive nature of the game, new friendships. But every game has a winner, which will be announced on December 11, 2016 during the concert dedicated to the Day of the Constitution.