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Colonel Evgeny Nikolaevich Zhuravlev was appointed to the post of commander of the Guards Kantemirovskaya tank division of the tank army of the Western Military District.

Evgeny Zhuravlev was born on March 20, 1978, graduated from the Chelyabinsk Higher Tank School. He commanded a tank platoon, a battalion company. After graduating from the Military Academy. M. Frunze in 2010 served as deputy commander of a machine gun and artillery regiment, commander of a machine gun and artillery regiment, deputy commander of a motorized rifle brigade, chief of staff of a machine gun and artillery division, commander of a tank brigade. Awarded with government and departmental awards, Chevalier of the Order of Courage. He is married with two children and a granddaughter.

Guards Tank Kantemirovskaya Order of Lenin Red Banner Division named after Yu. V. Andropov is deployed in the Moscow region. The unit’s combat path began in 1942 in the battles on the Don River. For the liberation of the settlement of Kantemirovka, Voronezh region, it received the honorary name “Kantemirovskaya”. The servicemen of the unit distinguished themselves during the liberation of Ukraine, Poland and Czechoslovakia. The officers and soldiers of the division were part of the peacekeeping contingents in South Ossetia in 1997, in Kosovo in 1998-2002, and took part in the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus. Currently, the division includes tank, motorized rifle, artillery, anti-aircraft missile units and support units, which allows it to solve tasks both as part of the main forces and independently.

In service are T-80, T-80BVM tanks, BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, Msta-S and Msta-B artillery mounts, unmanned aerial vehicles, Strelets reconnaissance and communications systems, Ratnik combat kits and individual protective suits “Cowboy”.

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