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More than 570 thousand people attended the events of the campaign train “We are the army of the country! We are the army of the people! ” in 52 cities of Russia. This was announced by Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov, Deputy Defense Minister – Head of the Main Military-Political Directorate of the RF Armed Forces.

Today the agitation train, which started on April 25, returned to Moscow.

“The theme train has covered almost 34 thousand kilometers. The train made stops in 52 cities of Russia, passing routes from Moscow to Murmansk, from Murmansk to Tula, from Tula to Sevastopol, from Sevastopol to Vladivostok. And everywhere, in large and small cities along the route of the echelon, its expositions aroused a lively, genuine interest of citizens of different ages and social groups. Suffice it to say that the total number of sightseers amounted to more than 571 thousand people, ”said Kartapolov at the meeting of the train.

According to him, this figure significantly exceeds all preliminary expectations.

The action was organized at the initiative of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The action is designed to help unite modern Russian society through history and modernity, the successes and achievements of our country and its Armed Forces,” the Deputy Minister stressed.

He noted that thanks to the attention and support of regional and local authorities, the work of the propaganda train became a bright, noticeable event in the life of settlements and their residents. “Acquaintance with modern military equipment and weapons, battle trophies, interesting and informative stories of lecturers, high professionalism of performances by creative teams left an indelible impression on the hearts and souls of people,” Kartapolov said.

He said that also during the action more than 4.5 thousand young men and women joined the “Youth Army”.

“In general, the work of the propaganda train has convincingly demonstrated the unity of the army and society, the deep respect of the country’s citizens for the Russian Armed Forces. And this is, perhaps, the most important and important result of the action, which makes it possible to assert that the set goals and objectives have been successfully completed, “Kartapolov emphasized.

On behalf of the head of the military department, he expressed gratitude to everyone, prepared and supported the action, and took a direct part in it. “I would like to express my special gratitude to JSC Russian Railways for the assistance and constructive assistance in organizing the action,” said the deputy head of the defense department.

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