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Today its 76 th anniversary of the formation marks one of the most famous and military formations of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation – 98 guards airborne Svirskaya red banner order of Kutuzov division.

A connection born on the battlefields of the great Patriotic War on may 3, 1944, when it was handed the banner of the guards and the paratroopers swore with honor to live up to the trust of the Motherland victoriously carried the banner of the guards on the roads of war.

The Union participated in the liberation of Karelia, paratroopers have fought with the SS divisions in Hungary and Austria, liberated Czechoslovakia. For crossing the river Svir in June of 1944, the compound has the honorary title of “Svir”.

In total, over the years of the great Patriotic war, the Union passed with fights more than 550 kilometres, crossed 7 major water obstacles, captured 69 settlements, killing and capturing 5 generals, more than 600 officers and more than 30 thousand soldiers of the enemy.

After the war, the Marines proved themselves in the performance of special tasks of the country’s leadership in the Caucasus, Central Asia, Abkhazia, the Chechen Republic, on the territory of the former Yugoslavia, in the operation to force Georgia to peace by writing the brightest pages in the history of airborne troops.

Sash and military awards decorate the banner of the guards of the compound, reminiscent of the glorious military Affairs of soldiers-paratroopers of all generations.

Paratroopers compounds are regular participants of the Victory Parade on red Square in Moscow where the honor to present to the airborne troops.

Thousands of the paratroopers connection for courage and heroism, model performance of a military duty, were awarded state awards. Twenty-two Marines were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, and the nine brave men the title hero of the Russian Federation.

Commanded the Union military, competent officer and commander guards General-major Nikolay Choban.

Today paratroopers guards Ivanovo airborne connections continue to improve their combat skills and ready to perform any task.

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