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Today marks the 35th anniversary of one of the youngest formations of the Airborne Forces – the Ussuriysk Separate Guards Airborne Assault Brigade. On the occasion of the jubilee, solemn events took place in the formation, which were held under the leadership of the commander of the brigade of the guards, Colonel Alexander Nemolyaev.

During the celebration, the congratulations of the commander of the Airborne Forces, Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov, were delivered to the entire personnel of the formation, which was read out by the chief of staff of the brigade.

During the solemn part, the command of the formation, guests of honor and veterans laid flowers at the monument to the legendary commander of the Airborne Forces, General of the Army Vasily Margelov. In memory of him and in honor of the jubilee of the formation, volleys of weapons were fired.

Also on the territory of the brigade, an exhibition of weapons, military and special equipment, parachute systems, communications equipment, small arms and sniper weapons, as well as equipment for the Airborne Forces was organized.

The ceremonial events continued in the club of the military unit, where, in addition to personnel and civilian personnel, veterans gathered who stood at the origins of the formation of the unit and served in it at different stages of its existence.

The most distinguished airborne guardsmen were awarded state and departmental awards.

Also, the servicemen were congratulated and presented with memorable gifts by honorary guests and representatives of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the Ussuriysk city district, military-patriotic and veteran organizations, the Cossacks and the clergy.

In the future, the paratroopers demonstrated hand-to-hand combat techniques, while showing the strength of mind, power, cohesion and endurance of the military collective of the Airborne Forces.

The solemn part of the event ended with a festive concert performed by a military orchestra conducted by military conductor Alexander Zozuli.

Also, the veteran of the special forces of the Airborne Forces, holder of the Order of Courage, poet, composer and TV presenter Vyacheslav Korneev congratulated the servicemen on the anniversary of the formation, who presented his concert program to the Ussuri paratroopers.

For reference:

The historical path of the formation begins in 1985, when a separate air assault battalion was formed on the basis of one of the military units of the northern group of forces in the city of Bialogard of the Polish People’s Republic, which was later reorganized into a separate air assault brigade.

In November 1986, the 83rd separate airborne assault brigade was formed.

The 83rd brigade was formed by its commander, Colonel V.I. Borodavkin, Chief of Staff Major A.I. Tarasenko and the head of the political department, Lieutenant Colonel V.I. Serafimovich.

In 1990, the brigade was relocated to the city of Ussuriysk, Primorsky Territory.

In 2015, by decree of the President of Russia, for the heroism and courage, perseverance and courage shown by the personnel of the brigade in the hostilities to defend the Fatherland, the 83rd separate airborne assault brigade was given the honorary name “Guards”. Today she is one of the best in the Airborne Forces of our country and follows the motto “Honor is more valuable than life!”

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