MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
A solemn meeting dedicated to the Defender of the Fatherland Day took place in St. Petersburg today.
Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the North-West Federal District Alexander Gutsan, Commander of the Western Military District, Hero of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev, and Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov congratulated the garrison servicemen and veterans on their professional holiday.
Also, Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev presented state awards to officers for the distinction shown in the course of performing special tasks and strengthening the country’s defense capability.
The solemn meeting ended with a festive concert “Serve Russia”, during which Oleg Gazmanov, Tatyana Bulanova, Denis Maidanov, the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Western Military District and other artists congratulated the servicemen.
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