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Today, a separate guards salute division named after. Marshal of Artillery Vladimir Mikhalkin of the Western Military District celebrates the 53rd anniversary of its formation.

During 2020, the military fired over 500 artillery salvos from ZiS-3 cannons during the Great Patriotic War, as well as over 120 thousand fireworks decorated the sky in honor of the liberation of cities from Nazi invaders in honor of the 75th anniversary of Victory, on Victory Day , on Navy Day, on Border Guard Day and during the closing ceremony of Army-2020.

A special feature this year was that the salute division fired for the first time several fireworks in the color of the country’s national flag.

Formed in 1967, a platoon of fireworks installations was part of the Taman motorized rifle division, and in 1997 it was reorganized into a separate division. Since 2000 – in the direct subordination of the military commandant of Moscow.

A separate guards salute division fires artillery salutes on Defender of the Fatherland Day and Victory Day, as well as on other days as directed by the RF Minister of Defense. The division also salutes at the inauguration of the elected President of the Russian Federation. Over the years, the division saluted at the closing ceremony of the XXII Summer Olympic Games in 1980, in the year of the 850th anniversary of Moscow and at other memorable events.

The battalion is equipped with 76-mm ZiS-3 cannons of the 1942 model and fireworks of various calibers based on the KamAZ vehicle.

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