MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the night of January 18-19 this year. On the territory of the Novorossiysk Guards airborne assault mountain formation, a festive liturgy was held with the bathing of personnel and members of their families in holy water.
The feast of the Baptism of the Lord is one of the most ancient holidays of the Christian Church.
Archpriest Valery Chernenko, assistant commander of the Guards Airborne Assault Regiment for the work of believing military personnel, held a festive service and blessed the water, after which, inspiring the military personnel by personal example, he was the first to enter the baptismal font with water. Two special fonts were deployed on the parade ground – an army tank “RDV-5000”.
In addition, army tents “M-30” were deployed on the parade ground, in which special places are equipped for heating military personnel and their families. In special military thermoses there was hot tea, which was given out to everyone after bathing.
To ensure the safety and health of military personnel, ambulances were on duty at all bathing sites. All servicemen underwent a medical examination by the doctor on duty, during which the temperature was measured, blood pressure readings were taken, and general well-being was checked.
The military personnel, members of their families and civilian personnel of the military units of the unit took part in the events.
In total, on the territory of the Novorossiysk Guards air assault mountain formation, 6 fonts with holy water were equipped in all settlements at the locations of the military units of the formation: Novorossiysk, Stavropol, Anapa and Feodosia.
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