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The command of the paratroopers of the Arab Republic of Egypt organized a cultural program on the cultural and historical sites of their ancient state for the military personnel of the Russian contingent taking part in the joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise of the Airborne Forces “Defenders of Friendship – 2021”.

The paratroopers visited one of the wonders of the world – the pyramids of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs, including the famous pyramid of Cheops in the Giza area, visited the Egyptian National Museum and the Museum of Civilization, as well as the Cairo citadel of Saladin. In addition, the warriors of the “winged infantry” from Stavropol were able to appreciate the monumental monuments of world architecture – the mosques of Muhammad Ali and Sultan Hasan.

Also, Russian servicemen were able to inspect the monuments to the leaders and national heroes of Egypt: Ibrahim Pasha, Anwar Sadat and Gamal Abdel Nasser.

In the Cairo citadel, Russian paratroopers visited the military museum and the Egyptian police museum, where they got acquainted with Soviet models of equipment and weapons of the Air Force and Air Defense, which were in service with the Egyptian armed forces: Su-7, MiG-17 and MiG-23 aircraft, as well as anti-aircraft missile systems S-75 and S-125.

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The joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise “Defenders of Friendship” is being held for the fifth time this year.

For the first time, Russian and Egyptian paratroopers worked out joint tactical actions near the city of Alexandria in the Arab Republic of Egypt in 2016.

In 2017, a joint exercise was held in the Krasnodar Territory on the basis of the Novorossiysk Guards Airborne Assault Mountain Formation of the Airborne Forces.

In 2018, in Egypt, participants in a joint exercise honed their skills at the paratrooper training ground near Cairo.

In 2019, for the first time, servicemen of the special operations forces of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus took part in joint exercises. The exercise took place at the Dubrovichi training ground of the Tula Guards Airborne Force in the Ryazan Region.

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