MIL-OSI Russia: Russian military personnel in Tajikistan congratulated the WWII veteran on the International Day of the Elderly


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Russian servicemen of the 201st military base stationed in Tajikistan congratulated the veteran of the Great Patriotic War (WWII) Kovtun Leokadia Dmitrievna on the International Day of the Elderly.

The officers arrived at the place of residence where the veteran lives and from all the personnel of the military base congratulated her on the holiday, giving flowers and a congratulatory address. During the conversation, Leokadia Kovtun shared with the guests interesting stories from her life during the Great Patriotic War, as well as after the Victory.

Leokadia Dmitrievna met the war in 1941 in the Mogilev region of the Byelorussian SSR. In order not to die at the hands of the invaders and to help the country, at the age of fourteen she volunteered for a partisan detachment and completed nursing courses. She enjoyed respect and authority among her comrades-in-arms; she repeatedly saved the lives of Soviet soldiers in battles. She was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 1st degree, medals for the Partisan of the Patriotic War, 1st degree, For Victory over Germany, and many other awards.

Also, the command of the military base for front-line soldiers living in the city of Dushanbe held a humanitarian action. Elderly people were given food packages, which included meat, cereals, flour, sugar, canned meat and fish, condensed milk, juices. Along with this, the veterans were provided with essential medical kits.

Colonel Alexander Lipatov, deputy commander of the base for military-political work, and priest Roman Chebonenko, assistant commander of the military unit for work with believers, took part in the charity event. On behalf of all servicemen, they wished the veterans good health and long life, and the veterans, in turn, expressed their gratitude to them.

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