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Today, paratroopers and veterans of the Airborne Forces throughout the country celebrate the 113th birthday of one of the main founders of the Airborne Forces, Hero of the Soviet Union, Army General Vasily Filippovich Margelov.

In Moscow, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, Commander of the Airborne Forces, Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov, together with officers and veterans of the Airborne Forces, laid flowers at the monument to the legendary commander of the “winged guard”.

After the laying of baskets with fresh flowers and the performance of the National Anthem of the Russian Federation to the sounds of a military orchestra, the guard of honor company marched in solemn march at the foot of the memorial.

The event was attended by officers of the command of the Airborne Forces, leaders of the Union of Russian Paratroopers, veterans of the Airborne Forces from Moscow and the Moscow Region, as well as students of military-patriotic clubs.

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