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The opening of the monument was attended by the command and personnel of the air and missile defense (special purpose) association of the Russian Aerospace Forces, veterans of the air defense forces.
In memory of the successful repelling of the first enemy air raid on the capital during the Great Patriotic War, the S-75 anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) was installed as a monument in Balashikha at the intersection of the Vostochny highway and the Entuziastov highway. The opening of the monument was timed to the Day of Defenders of the Moscow Sky.
The event was attended by the command and personnel of the air and anti-missile defense (special purpose) association of the Aerospace Forces, veterans of the air defense forces, representatives of regional authorities.
The first air raid on the capital was repelled on July 22, 1941. Soviet fighter pilots, together with anti-aircraft artillery air defense, destroyed 22 enemy aircraft.
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