MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Saratov region, solemn events dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the formation of Shikhan took place.
The events were attended by the Chief of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense Troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Governor of the Saratov Region, Deputy of the Saratov Regional Duma – First Deputy Head of the United Russia faction in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, servicemen of the Shikhan garrison, members of their families, veterans troops of the NBC protection of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, pupils of the All-Russian military-patriotic public movement “Yunarmiya”, creative teams.
Chief of the NBC Defense Troops, Lieutenant General I.A. Kirillov congratulated the residents of Shikhan on the opening of a new sports facility, wished everyone success and new sports victories, and expressed confidence that not only the younger generation would be more active in various sports, but also servicemen, members of their families, and residents of the military town would temper themselves physically.
After that, the performance of children’s sports teams took place.
The opening of the Native Shikhany square was one of the central events of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Shikhan. The base of the structure is an arched composition with the coat of arms of Count Orlov-Denisov placed in its center and alleys paved with paving stones in the form of the emblem of the RCB defense troops, which serves as a reminder of the glorious traditions of the Russian army and the fact that the Shikhans are the capital of Russian military-chemical science …
“The opening of the monument embodies the inextricable link between times and generations and is a confirmation of the deep respect of our people for the defenders of the Fatherland,” said Igor Kirillov.
During the solemn ceremony, awards were presented for merits in strengthening the country’s defense capability, many years of conscientious work and high personal performance in service.
The program of the festive events included a visit by guests and residents of the town to an exhibition-fair of works of decorative art of local craftsmen, watching a theatrical performance about Shihan’s education, visiting a museum-exposition, an exhibition of paintings by local artists and children’s drawings, and the opening of a new sports facility.
The event ended with a festive concert of a vocal and instrumental cover band for guests and residents of the town, as well as a festive fireworks display.
Shikhany were founded in 1821 by the hero of the Patriotic War of 1812, Count V.V. Orlov-Denisov, who had an estate here.
In addition to the 33rd Central Research and Testing Institute, the territory of the Shikhan garrison hosts such military formations as the 1st mobile brigade of NBC protection, the 9th Order of the Red Star NBC protection (emergency response) regiment and the 15th State Specialized Chemical Arsenal of the Ministry defense of the Russian Federation.
For several years the Shikhany have been the center of the All-Army Competitions “White Sun” and “Specialist of Thermal Smoke Equipment”.
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