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Servicemen of the joint Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan held a lesson of courage for schoolchildren. The event took place at the secondary school named after the military pilot Hero of the Soviet Union, second lieutenant Ismailbek Taranchiev, in the village of Besh-Kungei, located in the suburbs of Bishkek. The lesson of courage was dedicated to the 78th anniversary of the complete lifting of the fascist blockade of Leningrad.

The meeting began with a moment of silence in memory of the defenders and residents of besieged Leningrad. Then the servicemen told the children about the main stages of the blockade of the city on the Neva and its liberation by the Soviet troops. A separate point of the conversation was the heroic deed of the workers of the besieged city and its residents, military and civilian, who participated in the organization of the “Roads of Life” through the waters of Lake Ladoga. Also in their speech, the speakers noted the contribution of Kyrgyzstan to the liberation of Leningrad.

An active Russian military pilot and parachutist spoke to the students. He told the students about the history of the Russian military base in Kant, some features of service at a military facility, and also gave them a chance to try on a parachute backpack.

At the end of the courage lesson, representatives of the Russian military base invited school students to their place so that everyone could not only hear, but also see military equipment with their own eyes.


The joint Russian military base in Kant is an aviation component of the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces, performs tasks to ensure the security of the territory and airspace of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in the Kyrgyz Republic. The formation is armed with the Su-25 attack aircraft, which since 2017 bears the name of Ismailbek Taranchiev.

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