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September 26, 2019 on-site guards airborne regiment took place a solemn ceremony of awarding the St. George flag, the newly appointed commander of the airborne compounds.

The Deputy commander of the guards of the Ivanovo airborne division guards Colonel Sergey Karasev in a solemnly atmosphere presented to the personnel of the regiment’s new commander.

The regimental commander, Hero of Russia, guards Colonel Vladimir Seliverstov gave St George flag to the new commander of the guard Colonel Oleg Shmelev, who arrived for further military service from guards air assault compounds, stationed in the Volgograd region.

Addressing the audience, Deputy commander of the airborne troops from the city of Ivanovo guards Colonel Sergey Karasev, congratulated the personnel of the regiment on behalf of the unit commander of the guards Colonel Nikolay Choban: “Handing this military relic in the hands of an experienced commander, Oleg Shmelev, we believe that the traditions of the regiment will be continued.” Also expressed confidence that the new commander not only did not drop the prestige of the guards, but will save them and multiply”.


Guards Colonel Oleg Shmelev passed all levels of command ladder from the position of platoon commander of the parachute battalion

to the chief of staff. After graduating from the military Academy in 2016 was appointed Deputy commander of the separate guards air assault brigade.

Hero of the Russian Federation guard Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Seliverstov commanded the 331 guards airborne regiment from February of 2018 participated in the Victory parade on red square, heading Stroy and representing his regiment Ivanovo airborne division.

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