Rus News Journal

Day VDV: blue berets remember days of service

Today, on August, 2nd, 2002, in Russia it is marked 72 - I anniversary of creation Air - landing armies. This day in 1930 on doctrines military - air forces of the Moscow military district under Voronezhem for the decision of tactical problems for the first time has passed desantirovanie groups as a part of 12 military men. Later, already on the Kiev maneuvers, has been landed whole air - the landing case with guns and tanks, and in 1931 in the Leningrad military district has been created aviamotodesantnyj group as a part of 164 persons which by right is considered the first division VDV.
In capital today commandoes will be officially to walk in a film concert hall Russia informally, by tradition, will remember days of service on city streets. The militia takes under special control traditional places of gathering blue berets . In capital the culture Park, mountain Poklonnaja and the All-Russia exhibition centre concern that (in the past - VDNH), first of all.
Celebrations will proceed and in the days off: a final chord of celebrating becomes military - sports show which will begin on Sunday morning in airdrome in Tushino.
the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has congratulated staff and veterans VDV on a professional holiday. As has informed a press - service of the head of the state, in a congratulation it is said that VDV by right consider as elite of our army in these armies always served the most prepared, courageous and brave soldiers . They with honour have stood Great Patriotic War tests, the most difficult and dangerous tasks in " successfully carried out; flashpoints . Blue berets for ever became a symbol of valour, fidelity to a debt and Fatherland - Vladimir Putin has underlined. As he said, today before the Russian commandoes there are important and responsible problems on increase of professional training and battle readiness strengthening. the success in carrying out of counterterrorism operations and peace-making activity in many respects depends on their decision - the head of the state has noted. It also has expressed confidence that commandoes and will be henceforth to store legendary traditions winged infantry reliably protecting national interests of Russia .
For preparation and carrying out of actions for a case of Day Air - landing armies in Moscow from the city budget it is allocated this year 400 thousand roubles. In street patrols today it is involved almost 2 thousand militiamen and military men of internal troops. Besides, the law and order during celebrations urged to provide and employees of a separate divisional battalion of special function, and in each administrative district of capital the reserve as a part of 25 persons is created.
we will remind, last year the holiday of commandoes was marked not only celebrations, but also several large fights. So, in Lipetsk street near MKAD blue berets have entered fight with the dealers who have refused free of charge to share by water-melons. In that skirmish four commandoes whom dealers have beaten metal koljami have suffered. From dealers was three victims. Large fight has occurred that day and between Leningrad and Yaroslavl stations, a little smaller - in the Central park of culture of rest of a name Bitter where walked about 600 commandoes, and two have been hospitalised.