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Servicemen of the tank units of the Army Corps of the Eastern Military District (VVO), stationed in Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, took part in the celebrations dedicated to the celebration of the professional holiday – “Tankman’s Day”.

On the central square of the military town of Aniva, a festive meeting was held with the participation of the command of the army corps of the Air Defense Forces, servicemen of a motorized rifle unit and invited guests. The servicemen laid wreaths and flowers at the memorial, thereby honoring the memory of the dead tankers during the Second World War.

“Today, tankmen are celebrating their professional holiday -“ Tankman’s Day ”, which was established after the end of World War II to commemorate the great merits of mechanized and armored forces in defeating the enemy and for military labor in peacetime. We are sincerely proud of our tankers who liberated Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands from the militarist invaders during the Great Patriotic War. May your armor be strong and the rear reliable, ”Major General Valeriy Shkilnyuk, acting commander of the army corps of the Air Defense Forces, wished the servicemen.

After the solemn meeting, the Yunarmeys, art and choreographic groups performed in front of the tankers. The command of the formation awarded the distinguished servicemen with certificates of honor and gifts.

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