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Yeltsin has handed over to marshal Sergeevu a power symbol

Created by the senior ensign
  Yeltsin has handed over to marshal Sergeevu a power symbol
Created by the senior ensign

by Day of the defender of Fatherland Minister of Defence Igor Sergeev has received the Most expensive gift yesterday from the president. Boris Yeltsin has handed over to the marshal shtandart the Minister of Defence. The Minister of War became the second person after the president who possesses own attribute of the power - shtandartom.

Shtandart of the minister represents a three-coloured panel is white - sine - red colour with the image of the emblem of armed forces confirmed in 1997 - the crowned eagle which breast covers a red board with George Pobedonostsem. The eagle holds sword and a wreath which symbolise force and courage. It is framed by oak branches - a power symbol.
Sergeys became the first minister at whom is shtandart: never earlier heads of the Russian and Soviet military departments similar had no anything. However, in August, 1996 the commander military - space forces (VKS) Russia Vladimir Ivanov has got such attribute of the power. However through about a year on Igor Sergeeva`s VKS insisting have been liquidated, and about shtandarte soon all have forgotten.
Shtandart of the Minister of Defence was developed since 1994 and has been confirmed by the order of predecessor Sergeeva Igor Rodionova still on April, 30th, 1997. The author of the sketch - one of the best military artists - geraldistov the senior ensign Yury Abaturov. Long time military men could not find money for manufacturing shtandarta (by estimations of experts, about 0,5 million roubles). But on the eve of Day of the defender of Fatherland in the Minister of Defence, probably, have decided not to waste time on trifles. By the way, the name of Rodionova, as well as Pavel Grachev, will be embodied on shtandarte: on silver crampons will beat out names of all Ministers of Defence of Russia with instructions of time of stay in this post.
it is possible, on the eve of any else military holiday military men will get new shtandartom - the chief of the Joint Staff. Its drawing is already ready and differs from ministerial only colour of a panel - it zolotisto - is black - white.

ILYA - ALEXEYS