The International Military Sports Council (CISM) unites armed forces of 134 member nations under the word «Friendship through Sport».
One of the professionally significant sports developed by the International Military Sports Council (CISM) is parachuting. This type of sports is directly linked to performing their service duties by military personnel in Airborne and Air Forces, Special Operations Forces and Intelligence of various Armies.
Military parachuting is a form of training military personnel which helps to learn easily such skills as accuracy landing, decision-making speed, free fall jumping, group jumping, jumping on a limited landing area etc.
The World Military Parachuting Championship holds three disciplines: single and group accuracy landing, single acrobatics and group acrobatics. And military parachutists annually compete in these disciplines.
The first CISM Parachuting Championship was held in 1964 in France and based in military parachute school. In 1983 women’s team joined the competition. Until 2011 only 36 countries participated CISM Parachuting Championship, but in 2013-2015 their number has reached 45.
In 1992 the Russian Federation joined the International Military Sports Council (CISM) and the Russian Armed Forces team for the first time participated in the CISM Parachuting Championship.
For 20 years (from 1993 to 2013) Russian team took the leading positions in competitions among men and women.
In 2014/2015 season the Russian Armed Forces team became the world champion and senior sergeant Dmitry Maximov set new world record in accuracy landing discipline.
The Russian Armed Forces parachuting team is formed by multiple world, Eroupe and CISM champions. It includes CSKA athletes lieutenant Evgenia Furman and ensign Olga Zavaryugina and also Russian Airborne Troops members senior ensign Dmitry Maximov and senior sergeant Dmitry Mastafanov.
The team training conducted according to the plan of fitness and sport events in the Russian Armed Forces for 2016.