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In Ussuriisk, Primorsky Territory, solemn events were held to mark the 80th anniversary of the formation of the combined-arms formation of the Eastern Military District.

The festive events began with the laying of wreaths, garlands and flowers at the foot of the obelisk of the Glory of Heroes. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the command of the combined arms association and local government bodies, military personnel and veterans. The rally was addressed by the commander of the combined arms army, Major General Aleksey Podivilov, the rector of the parish of the church of St. Seraphim of Sarov, archpriest Grigory Tsurkan, veteran of the Primorsky combined arms association Alibek Magomedov. The officials reminded the guests of the heroic deeds and military traditions of the units deployed in Primorye, while emphasizing the importance of their continuation. All those present honored the memory of the fallen soldiers with a minute of silence.

During the solemn event, memorial plaques to the Heroes of the Soviet Union, General D.D. Lelyushenko, Marshal L.A. Govorov, as well as a memorial stone to the largest Soviet scientist – military engineer D.M. Karbyshev.

In honor of the anniversary of the formation of the combined-arms association, representatives of the command and guests of honor also planted trees on the “Alley of Glory”, and at the memorial “To the soldiers of the Ussuri who died during the Great Patriotic War”, school students were admitted to the ranks of the “Youth Army”.

The ceremonial part ended in the House of Officers, where distinguished officers and soldiers were presented with awards from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, thanks and certificates of honor from the command of the combined arms army. The best creative teams of the Ussuriysk urban district helped to create a festive mood for the guests and servicemen, who prepared a concert program.

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