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In the 61st separate Kirkenes red banner brigade of Marines of Northern fleet held festive events dedicated to the Day of the marine corps.

To congratulate the Marines in the village of Sputnik (Murmansk oblast) arrived commander of the Northern fleet, the Hero of Russia Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseev. He noted that today the soldiers of the connections are considered the elite of the fleet. Without their participation none of the long March of surface ships and support vessels, as well as any major doctrine of the troops and forces of the Northern fleet in the Arctic and other regions of the World ocean.

The group of Marines of the Northern fleet have demonstrated excellence in the first Russian-Chinese-South African naval exercise in the South Atlantic. It was held on 28-29 December at the Cape of Good Hope. The polar “black berets” in the inspection groups freed the ship seized by conditional terrorists.

Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseev presented awards and certificates to outstanding servicemen of the brigade, and also the prize of the Chief of the Navy anti-aircraft missile and artillery battalion compound, which became the best in the contest between air defense units at the tactical and fire training with the implementation of the missile firing at air targets.

Also commander of the Northern fleet took part in the ceremonies of laying flowers and wreaths at the monument to the fallen Marines and the opening of the alley of heroes established in the connection in front of the headquarters building. In the alley installed pedestals for 10 busts of Heroes of the Russian Federation who served in the marine corps of the Northern fleet.

In the framework of festive events for guests of the brigade was deployed exhibition of arms and military equipment, a tent with refreshments. The Marines of autumn call on the parade ground showed the front bearing and arms in motion and standing. The soldiers of the reconnaissance units demonstrated the techniques of unarmed combat.

The most spectacular episode was the demo fight in the city and the defeat of the columns of an illegal armed formation. During the conventional fighting, the Marines showed the audience fire, mountain and air assault training, as well as the ability to manage different types of military equipment from armored vehicles to the army snowmobiles, entered service a few years ago.

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