MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In Vladivostok, on the territory of a separate brigade of the Pacific Fleet marines, solemn events were held dedicated to the 316th anniversary of the formation of the Russian Navy marines. The holiday was attended by the command of the fleet, representatives of the regional government, veterans of the unit and other guests of honor.
The celebration began with the general formation of the personnel with the removal of the military banner of the unit. Then, in front of the formation, an awarding ceremony was held for the servicemen who showed the best results in combat and professional training at the end of the year. Further, on the Alley of Fame of the unit, the servicemen of the brigade and guests of the holiday laid wreaths and flowers at the monument to the marines who died in the line of duty.
Demonstration performances in hand-to-hand combat and an exhibition of modern weapons took place at the sports stadium of the unit. In the club, part of the marines with a festive concert were congratulated by the artists of the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Pacific Fleet.
Today, festive events were held in a separate brigade of the Marine Corps of the Troops and Forces in the North-East of Russia, stationed on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
In the 2021 academic year, the formations of the Pacific Fleet marines fully completed the combat training plan. During the year, the Pacific Fleet marines made more than 8 thousand parachute jumps. The marines of the Kamchatka and Primorye formations conducted a large-scale bilateral exercise at the Cape Klerk training ground in Primorye with the participation of more than 5 thousand people. During the exercise, for the first time, the infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3 of the naval modification entered service were used. Also this year, the re-equipment of the compound with the latest AK-12 assault rifles began.
In Russia, the marines appeared in 1705 during the Northern War of 1700-1721, where armed struggle was mainly waged in the coastal and island regions of the Baltic Sea.
The formations and units of the Marine Corps were repeatedly disbanded and recreated. Newly created in 1939 formations and units of the marines during the Great Patriotic War were widely used in amphibious operations and the defense of naval bases. The decisive role in the defeat of the Kwantung Army in the Far East was played by the marines of the Pacific Fleet.
In modern history, Pacific people have shown high combat readiness and efficiency. In particular, in the Gulf of Aden in 2010, the Pacific Fleet’s marines demonstrated high professionalism in freeing the Moscow University tanker hijacked by pirates.
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