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On June 26, the next graduation of cadets and students of the academy took place at the Air Force Academy named after Professor Nikolai Yegorovich Zhukovsky and Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin.

There were about two thousand people in the ranks of graduates. Of these, Russian military personnel: 141 listeners
and 1,544 young lieutenants, as well as 145 officers representing the armed forces of 23 foreign countries.

The graduation ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Colonel-General Alexander Fomin and Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Pavel Gusev.

Colonel General Alexander Fomin congratulated the graduates of the Academy on behalf of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and on his own behalf.

“We are confident that the graduates of the Academy will not only remember the glorious history and military traditions of the Russian army, but also multiply them,” said Colonel-General Alexander Fomin.

The deputy head of the military department also noted that the students and cadets of the academy graduate at a difficult time, which is characterized by an unstable military-political situation in the world and unprecedented pressure from Western countries on Russia.

“There is growing political, military, economic, psychological and informational pressure on Russia from Western countries, which aims to reduce our ability to defend our legitimate national goals, as well as to pursue our own and independent foreign policy,” he said.

Also, Colonel-General Alexander Fomin separately congratulated foreign graduates, wished them to apply the skills and knowledge gained in order to strengthen the combat capability of the armed forces of their states for the sole purpose of maintaining peace throughout the world.

Of the foreign representatives with gold medals, 11 students graduated from the academy, 12 students received red diplomas. Among foreign cadets who received the first military rank, 2 gold medalists and 15 diploma holders
Honours.

Now more than 12,500 cadets and trainees are being trained at the academy, of which about 900 are military personnel from
45 foreign countries. Interest in the academy from foreign countries is growing every year. This underlines the relevance and quality of Russian education, weapons and equipment.

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