Servicewomen in the Russian Armed Forces took part in a military face-painting competition, as part of a competition in the city of Pereslavl on Tuesday. Each contestant was given one minute to apply personalised, stylised war paint, before carrying out a series of military exercises testing fitness and shooting accuracy. Around 60 women from 12 Russian regions participated in the face... Еще-painting competition. Some of the soldiers serve in the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, while others are currently studying at a military academy in the Yaroslavl region. Aleksei Kazakov, Head of the 90th Connection Management Teaching Center of Russian Strategic Missile Forces, expressed his pride at the fighting force. «Our women are those beautiful ones who undergo our training. They can not only cook, sing, read poetry, but also carry out their military duties on an equal footing with men,» he said.