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Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, commander of the Central Military District (TSVO), took part in the solemn ceremony of the 88th release of lieutenants from the Kazan Higher Tank Command Order of Zhukov of the Red Banner School.

110 young officers received diplomas of graduation from a higher military educational institution in a solemn atmosphere, of whom 17 graduated with honors, five with a gold medal. 12 graduates of the tank school will continue their military service in the troops of the Central Military District.

“Today, more than 300 tank officers who graduated from the Kazan Higher Tank Command School are serving in the Central Military District. They are mastering new methods of combat operations, successfully fulfilling the assigned tasks, and ensuring the military security of the state in the zone of responsibility of the military district. On behalf of the Military Council of the Central Military District and on my own behalf, I congratulate you on this significant event – your graduation from our renowned higher military educational institution! Be worthy of the memory of our victorious ancestors! I wish you success in your military career! ”Said Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, who himself is a graduate of the Kazan military school.

Over the years of the existence of the tank school in Kazan, 48 of its graduates were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, 14 became Heroes of Russia, including the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov. In total, more than 250 officers who graduated from the school became marshals and generals.

The young lieutenants took an oath of allegiance to the Fatherland, sang a graduate’s song and marched in a solemn march.

For reference:

Kazan Higher Tank Command of the Order of Zhukov The Red Banner School is one of the oldest universities in Russia and the basic educational institution for tank crews of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It dates back to September 1, 1866.

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