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Today, the Ivanovo Guards Airborne Formation hosted solemn events dedicated to the 73rd anniversary of the formation of the 217th Guards Parachute Ivanovo Order of Kutuzov Regiment.
On the territory of the military town, where the Ivanovo paratrooper regiment is located, solemn events were held with the participation of the command of the formation, honorary guests, veterans of the military unit and youth soldiers.
Acting Ivanovo Guards unit of the Airborne Forces, Guards Colonel Alexander Nemolyaev, who congratulated all the personnel and civilian personnel of the regiment on the holiday, presented state and departmental awards to the distinguished servicemen with words of congratulations.
According to the established tradition, the personnel of the regiment and guests observed a minute of silence in memory of the servicemen who died in the line of duty.
Representatives of the Ivanovo city administration also arrived to congratulate the paratroopers.
The regiment is commanded by Guards Colonel Alexander Yudin, under whose command the regiment was awarded the honorary title “Shock”.
In 2021, the regiment adopted the first battalion set of the latest fourth-generation BMD-4M airborne assault vehicles, which entered the military unit in accordance with the state rearmament program and have already taken part in the command post exercise that ended last week.
September 25, 1948 in the village. Galenka, Molotovsky District, Primorsky Territory, the formation of the regiment began on the basis of the 2nd Guards Airborne Order of Kutuzov, III degree regiment, the 98th Guards Airborne Svirskaya Red Banner Division.
On October 1, 1948, the part of the formation finished, the first order No. 1 of October 1, 48 was issued. 1st Guards Svirsky Airborne Red Banner Corps. On February 11, 1949, the 217th Airborne Landing Regiment was renamed the 217th Guards Parachute Regiment.
On the basis of the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, the deputy commander of the 37th Guards Airborne Svirsky Red Banner Corps, the 217th Guards Parachute Regiment, on February 20, 1949, was awarded the Red Banner.
On the basis of the order of the Minister of Defense of the USSR of October 31, 1949, in commemoration of the day of the formation of the regiment, October 1 was established as the day of the unit’s annual holiday.
From May 27 to June 3, 1951, the regiment was redeployed to the city of Kuibyshevka-Vostochnaya Amur Region.
In March 1955, the regiment, in connection with the disbandment of the 13th Guards Airborne Division, was transferred to the subordination of the 98th Guards Airborne Division of the 37th Guards Airborne Corps.
From July 25, 1969 to August 11, 1969, the regiment was redeployed to Bolgrad, Odessa region. During this period, the regiment was actively involved in combat training. He began to master the new technique, to learn how to jump from the VTA aircraft: An-2, An-12, An-22.
For the exercises “Yug-71” and “Spring-72”, by order of the Minister of Defense of the USSR, the personnel of the regiment were given gratitude. In 1972-74. The regiment received the BMD-1 airborne combat vehicle.
On March 18, 1975, by order of the Minister of Defense of the USSR, the 217th Guards Airborne Regiment was awarded the Pennant of the Minister of Defense “For courage and military valor”, for high results in field training, courage and military valor shown during the exercise “Spring-75” …
On December 15, 1982, by order of the Minister of Defense of the USSR, the regiment, one of the first in the Airborne Forces, was awarded the second Pennant of the Minister of Defense “For courage and military valor”, for high results in field training, courage and military valor shown in the Shield-82 exercise, which took place on the territory of Bulgaria.
In June 1984, the personnel of the parachute battalion, the self-propelled artillery battalion and the communications company, together with the troops of the Red Banner Odessa Military District, took part in the large-scale Soyuz-84 exercises. High patriotic enthusiasm, pride in belonging to the Airborne Forces made it possible to demonstrate high field training.
Since March 1988, the personnel of the 217th brigade took part in ensuring public order in the republics of the Transcaucasus 6 times. On February 20, 1990, by order of the USSR Minister of Defense, the regiment was awarded the third pennant of the USSR Minister of Defense “For courage and military valor” for courage and military valor displayed in the performance of the tasks of the Soviet government in connection with the declaration of a state of emergency in certain regions of the Transcaucasus.
Many officers and warrant officers of the regiment have combat experience, which they acquired while participating in the hostilities in Afghanistan.
In April 1993, the 217th Guards Airborne Regiment, as part of the division, was redeployed to the city of Ivanovo.
In December 1994, the combined battalion of the regiment left for Chechnya to carry out a special task of the Government of the Russian Federation to restore constitutional order in the Republic of Chechnya. For several months of hostilities, 355 paratroopers were awarded orders and medals, and three servicemen were awarded the title of Hero of Russia: Guard Major Viktor Omelkov (posthumously), Guard Captain Alexei Tyagachev and Guard Lieutenant Andrey Timoshenko
From July 1998 to April 1999, the combined battalion of the regiment carried out peacekeeping tasks in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict.For courage and heroism shown in the performance of military duty in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict, the guard private Dmitry Mironov was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation.
From September 1999 to March 2000, the personnel of the airborne company of the regiment, as part of the regimental tactical group of the Kostroma airborne regiment, performed combat missions in the North Caucasus.
Also, the personnel of the regiment took part in the operation to force Georgia to peace in August 2008 in South Ossetia.
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