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The Peter the Great Strategic Missile Forces Military Academy hosted celebrations dedicated to the 201st anniversary of the establishment of the educational institution.

A number of servicemen were awarded with certificates of honor and valuable gifts.

Today, the Academy trains command and engineering personnel for the strategic missile forces, the 12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, and the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

A high level of training is provided by the teaching staff of the Academy – more than 100 doctors of sciences and professors, more than 600 candidates of sciences, providing one of the highest scientific and pedagogical potential among the military universities of the country

Scientific research carried out at the academy makes it possible in practice to carry out scientific substantiation of the main directions of development of the Strategic Missile Forces, the formation and implementation of requirements for advanced weapons, to solve other scientific and practical tasks in the interests of the Strategic Missile Forces, as well as other types and branches of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

For valiant work and a significant contribution to strengthening the defense capability of our Fatherland, the Academy was awarded 4 state awards – the Orders of Zhukov, Lenin, Suvorov 1st degree and the October Revolution.

Among the students of the academy there are 193 knights of the military order of St. Georgy, 128 Heroes of the Soviet Union, 3 Heroes of the Russian Federation, 35 Heroes of Socialist Labor and 4 Heroes of Labor of Russia, more than 300 State Prize winners, generals and military leaders.

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