MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the city of Sovetsk, Kaliningrad Region, at the memorial stone to the Internationalists Wars, a commemorative rally was held dedicated to the 32nd anniversary of the completion of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan.
The commemorative event was attended by servicemen of the army corps of the Baltic Fleet, internationalist wars, veterans of the Armed Forces, schoolchildren, students, pupils of military patriotic clubs and members of the public.
The solemn event began with the performance of the National Anthem of the Russian Federation and a minute of silence in memory of the fallen internationalist wars. Then the participants laid wreaths and flowers at the memorial.
After the Great Patriotic War, one and a half million of our fellow citizens took part in more than 30 armed conflicts outside the country, 25 thousand died. Every year since 2011, February 15 is a memorable date – the Day of Remembrance of the Russians who performed their official duty outside the Fatherland.
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