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The commander of the Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces), Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov, introduced the command and personnel of the new commander of the Tula Guards Airborne Red Banner Order of Kutuzov formations.

During the solemn ceremony, Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov handed over the battle banner of the formation from the hands of the former commander of the guard, Colonel Yevgeny Tonkikh, to the appointed new commander – the Hero of Russia Guards, Colonel Vladimir Seliverstov.

“Being a reliable bulwark in the defense of the central borders of our Motherland, the personnel of the division makes a significant contribution to strengthening the country’s defense, showing the best qualities of the guards of the“ winged infantry ”. As the Commander of the Airborne Forces, I am convinced that under the leadership of the Guards Colonel Vladimir Seliverstov, the division will achieve high results, including during the upcoming command and staff exercises at various levels, “Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov said at the ceremony.

To the sounds of a military orchestra, the appointed commander will lead the parade line, leading the personnel in a solemn march in front of the podium with the leadership.

The solemn ceremony was attended by servicemen and veterans of the unit, representatives of the administration of the region and the city of Tula, representatives of the military-patriotic clubs of the city.

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Hero of the Russian Federation, Guards Colonel Vladimir Seliverstov graduated from the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School in 1997.

After graduation, he served in command positions from platoon commander of a reconnaissance company to commander of the Ulyanovsk separate guards airborne assault formation. In 2010 he graduated from the Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation with a degree in command and control of military units and formations.

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