The "winged infantry" is celebrating the anniversary: ​​the Day of the Airborne Forces was celebrated in South Ossetia

Sun, 02/08/2020 - 19:01

The Day of the Airborne Forces in South Ossetia was celebrated with a solemn formation and laying of flowers at the Eternal Flame. According to the established tradition, paratroopers of the Republic who served in the Airborne Forces in different years, cadets of the Ryazan Airborne School, gathered on the Walk of Fame in Tskhinval.

The leadership of the Republic headed by President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, who, as known, served in the Airborne Forces, came to congratulate the paratroopers on the 90th anniversary of the formation of the "winged infantry".

The head of state thanked the veterans of the Airborne Forces for their service, noting that they are an example for the younger generation: "You served with dignity in different parts of the Airborne Forces and left a worthy mark as Ossetian soldiers."

“Comrades, veterans of the airborne troops, cadets of the Ryazan Airborne School, I am sincerely glad to congratulate us on the anniversary of the troops, which today are the most mobile, of which all of Russia is proud,” Bibilov said. - I am very glad that today our representatives are studying at the Ryazan Airborne School, and showing a decent result both in terms of discipline and physical fitness - this cannot but cause pride. I am sure that you will continue to do everything in order to glorify the airborne troops, the name of the Ossetian warrior, and you will achieve heights in your career. "

The President has stressed that wherever the paratrooper works, he continues to serve his people, the state, the airborne troops ... "Forward and only forward."

“We all remember the words of Vasily Margelov, which give us strength in our life:" Knocked down - fight on your knees, you can't go – advance! " We will go forward and do our best to make Ossetia prosperous,” Anatoly Bibilov said.

Defense Minister Ibrahim Gassiev also congratulated the paratroopers on their professional holiday, wishing them good spirits and good health.

“Comrades paratroopers, I congratulate you on the Airborne Forces Day. Every year we send our young generation to the Airborne Forces Academy, they serve with dignity. And every year we have more and more paratroopers,” he said.

South Ossetian Interior Minister Igor Naniev has noted that the paratroopers are an example for future generations.

"Comrades paratroopers, I congratulate you on your professional holiday - the Day of the Airborne Forces ... You are representatives of great units and an example for our future generations," said Naniev.

In honor of the 90th anniversary of the Airborne Forces, a number of cadets and veterans of the Airborne Forces, who still serve their homeland, were awarded.

"Commander of the Airborne Forces of the Russian Federation Andrei Serdyukov signed an order on awarding a number of veterans of the Airborne Forces. He called me and I also want to congratulate you on the holiday on his behalf. He always proudly recalls those Ossetian guys who served under his command in the air landing troops, "- said Anatoly Bibilov, presenting the awards.

Paratrooper Vazha Tekhov told IA "Res" that he had been serving in the Pskov Airborne Division from 1982-1984. “It was prestigious to join the landing troops. There were constant trainings and exercises – paratroopers depend on their legs for a living. He made 23 parachute jumps,” he shared.

Whether Tekhov was afraid of skydiving, he answered with a smile to the journalist that “at this moment you do not have time to think about it”.

According to the paratrooper, he and his colleagues celebrate the Day of the Airborne Forces every year - this is a tradition.

on Sunday the paratroopers also organized a traditional motor rally with flags and banners of the Airborne Forces and South Ossetia.

Festive events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Airborne Forces are held on Sunday in the Russian regions.

On August 2, festive events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Airborne Forces were held throughout the country in the places of deployment of formations, military units and institutions of the Airborne Forces from Ussuriisk to Pskov.

Officially, the birthday of the Airborne Forces is considered to be August 2, 1930. On this day, at the exercises of the Air Force of the Moscow Military District near Voronezh, for the first time, a small unit of 12 people was parachuted to perform a tactical task.

In August 2008, military units of the Airborne Forces took part in the operation to force Georgia to peace.

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