MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The 75th anniversary of the formation of the tank forces was celebrated in Blagoveshchensk, as well as in the garrisons of the Amur Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District (VVO).
The warriors-tankers laid wreaths at the monuments and memorials dedicated to the heroes-tankers, congratulated the veterans of the tank forces. The commanders of the formations cordially congratulated the tankers on their professional holiday and wished them to cherish the glorious combat traditions of the tank forces, constantly improve their skills and combat training, as well as good health, prosperity, and new successes for the good of our Motherland. The most distinguished crews were presented with memorable gifts and certificates.
During the holiday, the creative teams of the House of Officers of the Belogorsk Garrison organized a concert program. Participants and guests of the event got acquainted with modern models of weapons, military and special equipment, which demonstrated the capabilities of the modern T-72B3 and T-80BV tanks in service with tank units.
Traditionally, Tanker’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September. This holiday was approved by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of July 1, 1946 to commemorate the great merits of the armored and mechanized troops in defeating the Nazi invaders during the Great Patriotic War, as well as the merits of tank builders in equipping the Armed Forces of the country with armored vehicles.
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