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In accordance with the plan to celebrate the 91st anniversary of the formation of the Airborne Forces, from July 30 to August 2, commemorative and solemn events dedicated to the holiday of the “winged infantry” will be held in all locations of the airborne forces, military units and institutions. They will be held with the participation of representatives of the command of the troops, military personnel and veterans of the Airborne Forces. The main stage of the celebration will take place in the city of Moscow and the Moscow region.

On July 30, solemn rituals of laying wreaths and flowers at the monument to the paratroopers on Suvorov Square in Moscow took place. The event was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Airborne Forces, Colonel-General Evgeny Ustinov, servicemen of the Airborne Forces, representatives of the Union of Russian Paratroopers, DOSAAF of Russia, veterans, military-patriotic organizations. Flowers were also laid at the monument to the legendary commander of the Airborne Forces, General of the Army Vasily Margelov, and at the graves of all the commanders of the Airborne Forces buried in the capital’s cemeteries.

On July 31, a military sports festival will take place at the range of the Taman Guards Motorized Rifle Division of the 1st Tank Army of the Western Military District of Alabino. Its visitors will be able to see demonstration flights of aviation, airborne troops of the Airborne Forces in various ways from different heights, demonstration performances of athletes-paratroopers who will parachute jumps with the flags of the Airborne Forces, formations, military units and institutions. In addition, exhibitions of military equipment and airborne equipment used by the troops will be organized.

Directly on the birthday of the “winged infantry” in the Main Temple of the Airborne Forces – the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos in Sokolniki, a festive liturgy will be held, in which the commander of the Airborne Forces, veterans of the troops, as well as representatives of public organizations will take part.

Also, commemorative and solemn events with the participation of military personnel and veterans of the Airborne Forces will be held on the territory of training grounds and military camps of formations, military units and institutions in the cities: Novorossiysk, Stavropol, Anapa, Feodosia, Pskov, Ivanovo, Kostroma, Tula, Ryazan, Naro-Fominsk, Ulan -Ude, Ulyanovsk, Kamyshin, Ussuriysk, Omsk.

At all events, measures are taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

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