MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The ceremonial events dedicated to the 78th anniversary of the formation of the 201st rifle division, the legal successor of which is the Russian military base in Tajikistan, were held on the territory of the military compound.
During the solemn meeting, the commander of the military base, Colonel Sergei Goryachev, spoke to the personnel of the formation, congratulating the subordinates on the anniversary of the formation of the 201st rifle division, and also presenting state and departmental awards to distinguished servicemen. Also, in a solemn ceremony, the head of the department (territorial, Dushanbe) of the federal state government institution (FGKU) “Centerregionzhilye” Tatyana Kadyrova handed certificates for housing subsidies to individual servicemen. At the end of the rally, the units of the 201st military base marched in a solemn march to the accompaniment of a military orchestra.
The combat path of the formation began on June 1, 1943, when the 201st rifle division. The division received its baptism of fire in 1944 in the battles for the liberation of Gatchina. As part of the troops of the Leningrad Front, the military units of the division liberated more than 55 settlements and captured the city of Gatchina, for which the formation was later given the honorary name “Gatchinskaya”.
The 201st military base stationed in Tajikistan is Russia’s largest military facility outside its borders. Located in two cities – Dushanbe and Bokhtar. It includes motorized rifle, tank, artillery, reconnaissance units, air defense units, RCB protection and communications.
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