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Separate Guards Salute Division named after Marshal of Artillery Vladimir Mikhalkin of the Western Military District will fire artillery fireworks from ZIS-3 cannons during the Great Patriotic War on the day of the opening of the monument to Alexander Nevsky in honor of the 800th anniversary of the founding of Nizhny Novgorod.

At the moment, the servicemen have carried out the loading of artillery pieces and have begun to complete a 500 km march from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod, where on July 30 they will take part in a solemn event.

Earlier, servicemen of the salute division of the Western Military District decorated the sky of Kronstadt with more than 2.5 thousand fireworks in honor of the Day of the Navy, where for the first time a salute was given in the form of the national flag of the country.

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