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Airborne Forces Day in Vladivostok
Today, August 2, Russia celebrates the Day of the Airborne Forces. The Blue Berets are rightfully considered the army's elite. The paratroopers of Vladivostok began to celebrate the holiday dedicated to their kind of troops, having gathered for a festive rally at the monument to Primorye residents who died during local wars and military conflicts, RIA PrimaMedia reports.
The festive meeting began with the congratulations of officials and veterans.
The paratroopers were alternately congratulated by officials of the city administration and representatives of public and veteran organizations. After that, those gathered honored the memory of the fallen comrades and Primorye who fell in local conflicts a minute of silence.
The chairman of the contingent veteran organization Pavel Getman congratulated the "blue berets" from the marines, in which he served, and also wished that the paratroopers honor the memory of their fallen comrades, help their families and always be friendly. And he ended his speech with an appeal to wear a blue beret with honor.
Veteran of the Airborne Forces Andrey Vodennikov reminded the audience that this year marks 45 years since the official introduction of one of the symbols of the Airborne Forces - the blue beret. But, he noted: just putting on a beret does not mean becoming a paratrooper. According to him, a paratrooper is a special type of warrior and person.
The official part of the holiday ended with the laying of flowers and wreaths at the monument and a festive concert.