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The only museum of salutes and fireworks in Russia, located on the territory of a separate guards salute division of the Western Military District named after Marshal of Artillery Vladimir Mikhalkin, will receive 12 samples of military equipment.

“Over the next year, our museum will be replenished with the Smerch MLRS, the Uragan MLRS, the Osa air defense missile system, the Msta-S divisional self-propelled howitzer, the Tor air defense missile system, the Tunguska anti-aircraft missile and cannon complex, the Katyusha MLRS “, The Sprut-B self-propelled anti-tank gun, the Strela-10 air defense missile system, the Soviet radar-P40 mobile target detection station and other weapons,” said Colonel Vyacheslav Paradnikov, commander of the salute division.

After the arrival of the equipment, the servicemen of the salute division will perform a series of restoration work to replace faulty parts and mechanisms, eliminate the corrosion of the gun parts, and also completely paint the structural elements. Information for museum visitors will be prepared about the history of creation and the tactical and technical characteristics of each weapon.

The museum now contains over 170 exhibits that tell about the origin and development of traditions of fireworks production, military documents, maps, a collection of fireworks of different caliber, color, launch height and opening diameter. The street exposition presents over 50 samples of weapons and military equipment brought from various regions of the country and restored by the unit’s military personnel.

The only fireworks museum in Russia opened in October 2017. In total, the exhibition complex has more than 1200 unique exhibits: artillery pieces, ground and ship fireworks, control panels, maps, photographs and a rare collection of fireworks of various calibers and colors.

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