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The Ulyanovsk Separate Guards Airborne Assault Formation of the Airborne Forces held commemorative events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the feat of the paratroopers of the 104th Guards Airborne Division in the Chechen Republic.

The command and personnel of the formation, members of the families of the fallen paratroopers, Guard Major General of the Reserve Vadim Orlov, who commanded the formation at that time, representatives of veterans and public organizations took part in the commemorative events.

The commemorative events began with a memorial service for the dead soldiers in the Temple of the Prophet Elijah, located on the territory of the compound, and continued with a commemorative meeting on the parade ground of the military unit.

“The feat accomplished by our fellow soldiers 25 years ago is forever inscribed in the history of the Airborne Forces and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. He is a clear example of the courage and heroism of the defenders of the Fatherland, who have fulfilled their military duty to the end, ”said Colonel Vladimir Seliverstov, commander of the Ulyanovsk separate guards airborne assault unit, Hero of the Russian Guard, speaking at the memorable rally.

At the end of the rally, the participants honored the memory of the fallen paratroopers with a minute of silence and laid flowers at the monument to the fallen heroes.

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In the spring of 1996, the paratroopers of the 104th Guards Airborne Division received the task of unblocking the units of the 506th Motorized Rifle Regiment from the encirclement near N of the item. Vedeno.

Making a march to n. Vedeno, the paratrooper convoy was ambushed by the militants. Despite the heavy multi-hour battle with superior enemy forces, the task of unlocking the units of the 506th motorized rifle regiment by the paratroopers was successfully completed.

During the mission, the paratroopers suffered losses. In that battle, 26 paratroopers stepped into immortality, who forever inscribed their names in the chronicle of the military glory of the Fatherland.

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