MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today, servicemen of the Aerospace Forces, employees of the Central Officers’ Club of the Aerospace Forces, and the youth of the city of Moscow congratulated the veteran of the Great Patriotic War, participant of the Battle of Stalingrad, retired Aviation Lieutenant General Yuri Leonidovich Fotinov on the 97th birthday.
Welcoming words on behalf of the High Command, the Military Council of the Aerospace Forces and from the staff of the CSC of the Aerospace Forces, the head of the CSC of the Aerospace Forces, Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Luzhbin said: “97 years is a great opportunity to express to you the deep respect and respect that you deserve with your brilliant biography. Your memories, which you generously share, help us to preserve our memory, not to lose the truth. Let your life be filled with joy from the realization of how many important things have been done over all these years. “
Musical numbers were presented by the creative team “Moscow People’s Choir” under the direction of Dmitry Morozov of the club formation “Vysota” of the Central Exhibition Hall of the VKS and the soloist of the Song and Dance Ensemble of the VKS Stanislav Dyudnev.
Representatives of the Aerospace Forces listened to the veteran’s recollections, presented him with mementos and wished him good health. In the end, all together sang the song “Darkie” from the movie “Only” old men “go to battle.
Aviation Lieutenant General Yuri Leonidovich Fotinov has gone from an aircraft technician to a military pilot. Member of the Great Patriotic War. For 30 years of service, he mastered 15 types of aircraft. For 24 years, he combined flight work with the execution of command positions from deputy squadron commander to deputy chief of the political department of the Air Force. Yu.L. Fotinov is a member of the Writers’ Union of Russia.
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