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Today, one of the most famous and combat-ready formations of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the 45th Separate Guards Orders of Kutuzov and Alexander Nevsky, the Airborne Forces Special Forces Brigade, stationed in Kubinka near Moscow, celebrates its 27th anniversary from the Day of Education.

On the occasion of the anniversary, on the parade ground of the formation, under the leadership of the commander of the Hero of the Russian Federation of the Guards, Colonel Vadim Pankov, a solemn event was held, in which the assistant to the brigade commander for work with believing servicemen, Father Alexander, personnel, guests and veterans of the formation took part.

The most distinguished servicemen were awarded titles and medals. At the end of the event, the personnel of the compound laid red carnations at the monument to the scouts who died in the defense of the Fatherland and honored their memory with a minute of silence.

The paratroopers of the unit with honor continue the glorious combat traditions of scouts of all generations, proudly carry the high rank of the Guards, because it is not for nothing that their motto is: “The strongest wins.”

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The 45th Separate Special Forces Brigade is the youngest military unit in the Russian Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces), its formation began in February 1994.

The regiment was formed on the basis of two separate special-purpose battalions, each of which, before being included in the regiment, had its own history of formation and development.

The 901st separate airborne assault battalion was formed on the territory of the Transcaucasian Military District and was immediately transferred to Czechoslovakia as part of the Central Group of Forces, where, from November 20, 1979, it was stationed in N. the village of Riechki.

In March 1989, in connection with the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Eastern Europe, the battalion was redeployed to the city of Aluksne of the Latvian SSR and became part of the Baltic Military District. In May 1991, the battalion was transferred to the Transcaucasian Military District and redeployed to the city of Sukhumi of the Abkhaz ASSR.
In August 1992, the battalion was reassigned to the Airborne Forces Command and renamed the 901st separate paratrooper battalion. Later, as a separate battalion, it became part of the 7th Guards Airborne Division, but the city of Sukhumi remained the point of permanent deployment.

In 1993, during the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict, the battalion carried out the tasks of protecting and defending important military and state facilities on the territory of Abkhazia from looting and destruction. During this period, eight servicemen of the battalion died, completing their military duty to the end, and about 20 were injured. For the performance of combat missions, 13 servicemen of the battalion were awarded the Order For Personal Courage, 21 people were awarded the Medal For Courage, and 1 man was awarded the Medal For Military Merit.

In October 1993, the battalion was redeployed from the city of Sukhumi to the Moscow region, where in February of the following year it was reorganized into the 901st separate special-purpose battalion. With the beginning of the formation of the 45th special operations division, the battalion was included in its composition.

The 218th separate special-purpose battalion was formed on July 25, 1992. By the order of the commander of the Airborne Forces, in the order of historical succession, the day of the creation of this battalion is considered to be the day of the formation of the 45th special operations division.

The battalion took part in the implementation of peacekeeping tasks in the zones of interethnic conflicts in Transnistria in June-July 1992, in North Ossetia in September-November 1992, in Abkhazia in December 1992. Many servicemen of the battalion were awarded for courage and heroism state awards.

The active use of battalions in solving special tasks in various conflicts showed the need to unite them into a regiment. By July 1994, 45 special operations forces were fully formed, manned with personnel, equipment, and began combat training.

On December 2, 1994, the regiment’s personnel left for the North Caucasus to participate in the elimination of illegal armed formations on the territory of the Chechen Republic.

On July 30, 1995, on the territory of the regiment, in a solemn atmosphere, a monument was unveiled in honor of the killed intelligence officers.

On May 9, 1995, the regiment was awarded a diploma of the President of the Russian Federation for services to the Russian Federation. He took part in the military parade dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

From February to May 1997, the combined detachment of the regiment took part in a peacekeeping mission in the zone of separation of the Georgian and Abkhaz armed forces in the city of Gudauta.

On July 26, 1997, following the glorious traditions of the Armed Forces, the regiment was awarded the Battle Banner and Certificate of the 5th Guards Airborne Rifle Mukachevo Order of Kutuzov 3rd Class Regiment, which was disbanded on June 27, 1945.

Since September 12, 1999, the combined reconnaissance detachment of the regiment took part in the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus.

In August 2008, divisions of 45 special forces took part in the operation to force Georgia to peace.

On July 20, 2009, in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of December 18, 2006 No. 1422, the regiment was awarded the St. George Banner.

In April 2010, the battalion tactical group of the regiment carried out a combat mission to ensure the safety of Russian citizens on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic.

By the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of February 9, 2011 No. 170, the regiment was the first in modern history to be awarded the Order of Kutuzov. The presentation of the award took place on April 4, 2011 at the regiment’s location in Kubinka. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev personally attached the badge and ribbon of the order to the St. George regiment’s banner.

In May-June 2012, the regiment’s reconnaissance platoon participated in joint exercises with the US Green Berets at the US military base of the 10th Special Operations Group, located at Fort Carson.

In 2014, the regiment was reorganized into the 45th separate guards of the orders of Kutuzov and Alexander Nevsky, the special purpose brigade of the Airborne Forces.

The paratroopers of the unit with honor continue the glorious combat traditions of scouts of all generations, proudly carry the high rank of the Guards, because it is not for nothing that their motto is: “The strongest wins.”

During the existence of the regiment, five servicemen were awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation for courage and heroism.

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