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In the village of Ogoron, Amur Region, at the reconstruction site of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM), a solemn event was held dedicated to the start of laying a new railway track of the reconstructed BAM branch in the zone of responsibility of the Eastern Military District (VVO).

The solemn event was held under the leadership of the Commander of the Eastern Military District, Hero of Russia, Colonel-General Alexander Chaiko. After welcoming words, the commander of the district troops, together with the head of the railway troops of the VVO, Major General Andrei Kozlov, tightened the bolts of the “Golden Link”, thereby marking the beginning of the laying of a new BAM railway line.

At the end of the event, Colonel-General Alexander Chaiko examined the block-modular towns in which military railway workers live and checked their living conditions in winter conditions.

In addition, the commander of the district troops congratulated the military railway workers on the upcoming New Year, wished everyone good health, good luck and patience in such a difficult job. After which he presented New Year’s gifts to all participants in the construction,

More than 800 servicemen and 400 units of construction and special equipment of the railway connections of the Eastern Military District are taking part in the reconstruction of the BAM.

Currently, work is being carried out in conditions of ultra-low temperatures in the north of the Amur Region, which reach minus 35-38 during the day, and aim at minus 43-45 degrees at night.

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