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The largest combined-arms army of the Eastern Military District, whose military units are stationed in Primorye, celebrates the 80th anniversary of its foundation.

The Combined Arms Red Banner Army was firmly connected with the Far Eastern region from the very beginning of its existence and was formed on the basis of the 32nd Infantry Division, which showed itself in the battles near Lake Khasan.

The page of the combat chronicle of the association was opened in the battle of Moscow, in 1941.

During the Great Patriotic War, servicemen participated in more than 20 operations, as a result of which 117 soldiers were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, 50 became full holders of the Order of Glory and more than 20 thousand were awarded orders and medals.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 22, 1968, the association was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for its heroism during the Great Patriotic War.

In 1945, the army was redeployed from East Prussia to the Far East. During the hostilities with the Japanese Kwantung Army, its fighters, liberating China, took the well-fortified Mudanjiang.

Today, the personnel of the combined-arms formation under the command of Major General Alexei Podivilov continues the traditions of their predecessors.

In recent years, the combined-arms formation has taken part in many major exercises, including the largest in the history of the Russian army since 1981 – Vostok-2018.

On October 15, in honor of the anniversary, solemn events will be held at the army headquarters, including the laying of flowers and wreaths at the monuments of the Walk of Fame. a solemn meeting in the garrison officers’ house, a festive concert will be held.

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