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On January 28, servicemen of the guard of honor company of the motorized rifle unit of the Southern Military District (SMD), stationed in Volgograd, celebrate the 54th anniversary of the formation of the unit.

The solemn event was held in the panorama museum “Battle of Stalingrad”. The servicemen and veterans of the elite unit were congratulated by the command of the motorized rifle formation of the Southern Military District, as well as representatives of the administration of the Volgograd region and the hero city.

Every year, the commander of a motorized rifle formation receives about 300 applications for the participation of servicemen of the guard of honor company in various events not only in the Volgograd region, but also in other regions of the Southern Military District.

The guard of honor daily serves at the “main height” of Russia – Mamaev Kurgan, and also participates in the ceremonies of meeting and seeing off the heads of foreign states and military delegations during their official visits, in laying wreaths at monuments and memorials.


The guard of honor company was created on January 28, 1968 by a special decree to protect the memory of the wars that fell in the Great Patriotic War and to serve at Post No. 1 on Mamaev Kurgan.

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