In the Moscow region opened a national monument to the Kolomna cadets

A new memorial has been opened in Kolomna near Moscow. Its main composition is a monument to Kolomna cadets. Installation of the monument, created by voluntary donations from graduates of the Kolomna Higher Artillery Command School (KVAKU) and labor collectives of the city, took place on July 21. It should be noted that KVAKU was disbanded 10 years ago.

In the Moscow region opened a national monument to the Kolomna cadets

One of the authors of the project is the author of the words of the official anthem of the Russian contingent in Syria "Syrian March" Dmitry Lik. On the memorial tablet the words of the poem dedicated to the Kolomna military school are stamped:

In three straps, the cadets will gather,
Talk about the past and native,
In three epaulettes in the past will plunge
And remember everything that was so long ago.

Let him not give the cadets their father's house,
In them, the memory of the pulse beats at the temple.
There are three epaulets in the city park,
So, memory will live for centuries!

The co-author of the monument project to the Kolomna cadets is reserve major Alexander Redko, a participant in the war in Afghanistan, the commander of an artillery battery of the 56 Guards DSB. The idea was translated into reality, as the authors note, for about three years. To the creation of the monument, caring citizens donated a total of about 1,7 million rubles in donations.

For reference: over the years, KVAKU has prepared at least 14 thousands of officers for rocket forces and artillery. About five thousand graduates participated in the war on the territory of Afghanistan. 33 graduates in Afghanistan laid down their heads, fulfilling their international duty. 8 graduates became Heroes of the Soviet Union and Russia. 28 from the cadet bench rose to the pursuit of generals, commanding units and formations throughout the immense country.
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  1. +5
    26 July 2018 09: 49
    Remembering and honoring traditions is great! Congratulations to all the graduates of KVAKU, I crossed paths with some during the service, I met some here already, at VO. Real officers and professionals.
    1. +3
      26 July 2018 09: 53
      There are few such monuments.
  2. +1
    26 July 2018 10: 35
    The monument is good, it's just a pity that many of these KVAKU ceased to exist, with their history and traditions ....
  3. +5
    26 July 2018 10: 42
    Taking this opportunity, I want to congratulate all classmates, graduates of 1986, and especially graduates of the 8th airborne battery with this pleasant event. Who, no matter how the graduates themselves, maintain a good memory of their native school. And in Kolomna itself, this school left a big mark, having existed there since 1957.
    From the history of school names:
    1957 - Kolomenskoye artillery school.
    1968 - Kolomenskoye Higher Artillery Order of Lenin; Red Banner Command School named after October revolution.
    1995 - Mikhailovsky Higher Artillery Command and Engineering School.
    1998 - Mikhailovsky Military Artillery University (branch of Kolomna).
    2004 - Kolomensk Higher Artillery Command School (Military Institute).
    The names show that the most stable period for the school was until the 90s. Together with the country, the school began to "sausage". It is a pity that this school, leading its history as a branch of the Mikhailovsky Artillery Academy, already since 1820, could not stand the test of reformers of all stripes.
  4. +3
    26 July 2018 10: 44
    Handsome men! Was in that square, it’s very cool there!

    Kolomna I wish peace and prosperity!
  5. 0
    26 July 2018 14: 20
    More such monuments. And then the former EVACU overgrows in my window and it becomes sad.
  6. 0
    26 July 2018 20: 39
    In my alma mater, now disbanded, there is a similar monument from two cadets shoulder straps.
  7. 0
    20 August 2018 13: 45
    A huge number of artillery schools across the country ceased to exist. Who say thank you for this?

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