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August 2 - Airborne Forces Day

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Today is 2 August, which means, with the holiday, winged infantry! Happy Airborne troops, the country! Those born on the Voronezh land in the distant 1930 year, the Airborne Forces celebrate not just a holiday, but also a remarkable anniversary - their 85 anniversary. And this is an excellent occasion to remind the "friends" of Russia, what the Airborne Forces are, and what kind of people were forged in the Airborne Forces for history the existence of this kind of troops of the Armed Forces.


August 2 - Airborne Forces Day


To begin with - the official data on the structure of the Airborne Forces. Today, the Airborne Forces, commanded by Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov, are represented by the 7 Guards Airborne Assault (Mining) Red Banner Order of the Kutuzov 2 13th Division, the 76 Guards Paratrooper-Assault Chernigov Red Aid Combat Assault Unit. - the Svir Red Banner Order of the Kutuzov Order of the 98 degree by the division, the 2 Guards Red Banner Order of the Kutuzov Order of the 106 degree by the Airborne Division. As part of the Airborne Forces - 2 airborne assault brigade: 4-I, 11-I, 31-I and 56-I. Plus, the 83 th separate Guards Order of Kutuzov, the Order of Alexander Nevsky, a special task regiment. The 45 of the OPSN is, by the way, the youngest military unit of the Airborne Forces, the formation of which began in 45. The support structure is the 1994-th separate Guards regiment of communications of the Airborne Forces.

Honor, valor, self-confidence, readiness for self-sacrifice, readiness to crush the enemy for decades determined and define the essence of the Airborne Forces today, that is why the Airborne Forces are not just a kind of troops, this is a whole army planet, clearly paying special attention to themselves.

The first commander of the Airborne Forces was a native of the Saratov Region, Vasily Afanasyevich Glazunov. Vasily Afanasyevich passed a big army way from the ordinary army of the Russian Empire to the general-lieutenant, Twice Hero of the Soviet Union. The command of troops, Vasily Glazunov, began in the most difficult period - in August 1941, when the Nazis continued to occupy more and more Soviet territories, inflicting major defeats on the Red Army. However, even then, the Airborne Forces fighters were able to distinguish themselves by successful operations behind enemy lines, when the garrisons of the German fascist troops were crushed as a result of lightning-fast raids by Soviet winged infantry.

Under the command of Vasily Glazunov, at the beginning of 1942, the Vyazemsky airborne operation was prepared and conducted, during which more than 15 thousands of fighters were parachuted to the enemy’s rear. Despite the extremely unfortunate outcome of the entire Rzhev-Vyazma offensive operation of the Red Army, the actions of the Glazunov paratroopers in the rear of the enemy were quite successful. According to one of the German officers who took part in the battles of Vyazma and Rzhev, “the Russian troops in our rear felt at home, imposing exhausting battles.”

In the years of the Great Patriotic War, the Airborne Forces fighters took part in hundreds of operations on various fronts and directions from Stalingrad to Budapest, from Moscow to Königsberg and Berlin. However, the Soviet winged infantry began to show itself even before the start of the big war. One of these "pre-war" operations is the airborne operation in Bessarabia, which by that time was occupied by Romania.



On June 28, 1940, through the commander of the 209th heavy air brigade, the 204th airborne brigade of Colonel Joseph Gubarevich received an assignment for ejection. At 4:00, the brigade personnel were concentrated on the runway, and at around 9:00 the loading of aircraft began. The command then took a serious risk, because before the start of the operation, reconnaissance of the landing area was not carried out, and transport aircraft were not covered by a fighter aviation. By 9.30 a.m., 99 TB-3 planes with 1422 armed paratroopers on board took off, and at about 14:30 p.m. paratroopers landed 10 km north of Bolgrad.



After the Bessarabian airborne operation, the command made conclusions from the mistakes and omissions made, which served as the beginning of the formation of a special tactics and strategy for the landing of troops to the rear of the enemy.

And after the Great Patriotic War, virtually no armed conflict was complete without the participation of winged infantry. These are the fighting in Afghanistan, the Chechen campaigns, the operation to force Georgia to peace. One of the striking examples of lightning and successful actions of Russian paratroopers was the famous march of airborne troops on Pristina (Kosovo, Serbia) in 1999 year. The actions of the paratroopers allowed to seize the Pristina airport Slatina, ahead of the NATO military, who tried to take control of the entire territory of the republic in the course of military operations against Belgrade.



Unfortunately, the then authorities of the country could not take full advantage of the tremendous success of the airborne troops to protect the interests of Russia in the Balkans, but, as they say, this is a completely different story, and I don’t want to think about politics on a holiday.

Another episode from the history of the new Russia, emphasizing the courage and heroism of the Airborne Forces fighters - this is a battle at the height of 776 in February-March of 2000. This is a battle with the militant group of Khattab near Ulus-Kert in the Shatoy district of Chechnya of the legendary 6 Company of the 2 Battalion of the 104 Guards Parachute-Regiment of the 76-th Guards Airborne Division under the command of the airborne division under the command of the air force, under the control of the air force, under the control of the air force, under the command of


Mark Evtyukhin


90 Russian paratroopers then resisted about 2,5 thousands of terrorists. During the battles 84 of the paratrooper were killed, the losses of the militants were at least 400 "man." The feat of the Pskov paratroopers under Ulus-Kert is the personification of courage and resilience. On this day, I would like to honor the memory of the fallen airborne fighters and express admiration for their heroism and courage.



All active military servicemen and veterans of the Airborne Forces “Military Review” congratulate with the holiday, which itself managed to become a real event in the festive calendar of the Fatherland!
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  1. Denis
    Denis 2 August 2015 05: 50
    39
    Happy Holidays !!!
    For those who are in slings !!!
    103-I GVDD
    1. hedgehog in the fog
      hedgehog in the fog 2 August 2015 06: 43
      22
      103 Vitebsk, 2 baht. 1 company with a holiday men !!!!! soldier
      1. Alena Frolovna
        Alena Frolovna 2 August 2015 07: 25
        24
        Again, the blue heights are cut into flaps
        Those in whom the heart is without fear, those who are with heaven on "you."
        Again the sky in the “daisies” of their tight domes.
        Who else is so brave without question, without words,
        Can take a step into the blue abyss, only a step -
        For the sky to rock them in streams of hands?
        Their motto is also short and sounds like an order -
        If the motherland needs, then "NOBODY EXCEPT US!».
        In their open souls there is no falsehood, no lies,
        Life changes abruptly, bends are not afraid,
        Their "Winged Infantry" is called for nothing,
        On their blue berets - by the corner - the dawn
        And the whitening dome is as pure as the soul ...
        If Russia needs it, then they’re in a hurry again,
        They rush into the sky again to fall down

        And - "NOBODY EXCEPT US!"- reaffirm the motto!
        1. lelikas
          lelikas 2 August 2015 10: 44
          +8
          Happy Holidays to you guys!
          While you are, we are calm. drinks
          Threat - more careful with the fountains there! laughing
          1. ancient
            ancient 2 August 2015 15: 16
            +8
            Quote: lelikas
            Happy Holidays to you guys!


            From the SOUL and ... on all its WIDTH and DEPTH !!!! drinks soldier

            WITH HOLIDAY .. WINGED GUARD !!! soldier

            We always know that .. "NOBODY BUT YOU"! soldier

        2. pensioneree
          pensioneree 2 August 2015 11: 20
          +9
          Thank you for the verse. My brother really served in the 4th brigade of the GRU, but received 2 leave for jumping in special conditions. WITH HOLIDAY Uncle Vasya’s troops and all are friendly with BLUE!
          1. Persistent
            Persistent 3 August 2015 18: 28
            0
            This is not just a holiday !!! This is the anniversary of my brother !!!
        3. BilliBoms09
          BilliBoms09 2 August 2015 13: 52
          +5
          Congratulations to all who served in the "Uncle Vasya's Troops" on the holiday guys, and now girls. I especially want to congratulate my uncle of the guard st. Sergeant I.P. Pavlov, Guard Jr. Sergeant S. Tsukanov. To paraphrase "nobody but you".
          1. BilliBoms09
            BilliBoms09 2 August 2015 17: 02
            0
            Guys in the country there are only four days that are celebrated in all countries of the world where there are employees in the USSR, Russia, CIS countries: February 23, May 28, July 26, 2 August. WITH HOLIDAY Airborne!
      2. armageddon
        armageddon 2 August 2015 08: 39
        16
        For the airborne forces!!! For those who are in slings !!! For Margeloaa !!! For the 103 Guadean Vitebsk Airborne 350 Regiment !!! POLICY FOR YOU !!
        1. Mark Alekseevich
          Mark Alekseevich 2 August 2015 11: 00
          25
          Quote: Armagedon
          For the airborne forces!!! For those who are in slings !!! For Margeloaa !!! For the 103 Guadean Vitebsk Airborne 350 Regiment !!! POLICY FOR YOU !!
      3. Veteran of the Red Army
        Veteran of the Red Army 2 August 2015 09: 16
        31
        And on a clear day, and in bad weather
        And at night, they go through the clouds
        Airborne Regiment - Winged Infantry
        Go ahead thundering the rear of the enemy.
    2. dmit-xnumx
      dmit-xnumx 2 August 2015 10: 09
      +9
      Happy holiday! Thanks for song! I don't care what morning - 100g for Uncle Vasya's troops!
      1. ROD VDVshny
        ROD VDVshny 2 August 2015 11: 14
        27
        Congratulations to all my colleagues, former subordinates, friends, classmates on the 85th anniversary of the Airborne Forces!
        Peaceful sky, health, optimism, cosiness in the house, strong peace in the family. BREAKTHROUGH! lol good
        VO - thanks for the congratulations drinks
        (7 VDD, 103 VDD, 76 VDD)
        1. Walking
          Walking 2 August 2015 13: 40
          +9
          Happy Brothers! 350 guards RAP Regiment.
          1. DDR
            DDR 2 August 2015 21: 30
            +2
            Happy holiday BROTHERS !!!
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      0
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  2. Federal
    Federal 2 August 2015 05: 53
    28
    Today is a particularly important day not only for you guys, but for the whole country. Indeed, today is the Day of the Airborne Forces, 85 years since its foundation. And this means that today everyone, the whole country, all friends, acquaintances and all relatives will congratulate you. After all, they say that someone who decided to become an airborne soldier has a heart ache not only for himself, but also for his homeland. And for all of us, for our future! You are a true role model. Enthusiasm for schoolchildren, heroes for girls, and brave men for relatives. On your day, we wish you happiness, earthly joys of life, and of course, good luck! And so that every day you wake up on your face with a smile. For the airborne forces!
  3. Masya masya
    Masya masya 2 August 2015 05: 58
    20
    Guys happy holiday !!! No one except you !!!
  4. kot28.ru
    kot28.ru 2 August 2015 06: 07
    22
    Guys, Happy Airborne soldier ! Hurray, Hurray, Hurray! drinks
  5. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 2 August 2015 06: 12
    26
    Happy holiday landing! For the airborne forces! drinks
  6. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 2 August 2015 06: 17
    22
    Happy holiday guys !!!!!!!!!!!! Eternal glory and memory of Uncle Vasya, and ... his kingdom to heaven ... drinks
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    2. gjv
      gjv 2 August 2015 11: 56
      11
      Quote: Shiva83483
      Eternal glory and memory of Uncle Vasya, and ... his kingdom to heaven ...

      Quote: Anatol Klim
      Major General Margelov at the Victory Parade on June 24, 1945

      During the Great Patriotic War, airborne fighters took part in hundreds of operations on various fronts and directions from Stalingrad to Budapest, from Moscow to Konigsberg and Berlin.

      The uncle, Alexei Ivanovich, was landing on Koenigsberg. Kingdom to him heavenly...

      Blue was splashing, splashing,
      On the vests spilled on the berets.
      Even in the heart of blue the lost
      Spilled with its alluring color.


      Happy holiday! 85 years - the glory of the Airborne Forces!
  7. Anatole Klim
    Anatole Klim 2 August 2015 06: 18
    23
    I congratulate everyone on the holiday! I am surprised that the article does not contain a word about Vasily Filippovich Margelov, the legendary commander of the Airborne Forces, under whom the Airborne Forces began to be called "Uncle Vasya's Troops"
    Major General Margelov at the Victory Parade on June 24, 1945
    1. avia1991
      avia1991 2 August 2015 09: 04
      15
      Quote: Anatol Klim
      in the article not a word about Vasily Filippovich Margelov

      "New times - new trends .." The main thing is that we remember him! As well as about everyone who is no longer with us .. FOR the Airborne Forces! For the winged brotherhood! drinks Especially important for today's Russia. Be healthy and strong, men - our country still needs our support. "NOBODY EXCEPT US!" - not just a motto: this is the meaning of life!
    2. pensioneree
      pensioneree 2 August 2015 11: 39
      +7
      At the last Parade, only the Airborne Forces and Marines marched with a SMILE! I read a book about the Great Patriotic War there a characteristic of a reconnaissance company commander: ... I’ve been torn off, but a kind person, though, the regiment was a little political commander, we made friends. (Army Intelligence)
  8. screw cutter
    screw cutter 2 August 2015 06: 19
    17
    For the airborne forces!!! Happy holiday men!
    1. armageddon
      armageddon 2 August 2015 08: 12
      13
      For the 103 Vitebsk Airborne Division 350 Regiment POLITISHOK for you !!!
  9. Ilya22558
    Ilya22558 2 August 2015 07: 05
    14
    Happy holiday to you, landing !!! drinks
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 2 August 2015 09: 23
      +7
      For the airborne forces!!! For the airborne forces!!! For the airborne forces!!!drinks
  10. red rocket
    red rocket 2 August 2015 07: 13
    10
    Happy holiday to you, the great Russian Airborne!
  11. DMB-75
    DMB-75 2 August 2015 07: 20
    15
    ... For all who have dreams and for those who are not with us, we will raise glasses for the day of the airborne forces ... Happy holiday!
  12. Mefodi5124
    Mefodi5124 2 August 2015 07: 22
    12
    Happy holiday landing!
  13. alexvdv78
    alexvdv78 2 August 2015 07: 26
    18
    And there are also brigades of special purpose! Though GRU submission, but still August 2, is our holiday too! Happy Holidays !!! From 282 OOSpN 14 ObrSpN! For the airborne forces!!! Landing - not only on airplanes,
    And not always a beautiful reset,
    It's a hard work,
    Order, go ahead, and no question!

    All who are troops from Uncle Vasya,
    Passed, that Rambo will give a head start!
    And he remembers the law of the landing,
    “No one can, except for US!
    1. pensioneree
      pensioneree 2 August 2015 12: 08
      +6
      Happy Holidays! The brother (4th BrON of Viljandi) is true already, but he congratulated his brother and raised a "glass" (from his throat?) For you, for "SOBAREI", for ALL who are friends with HEAVEN. (R.S. unfortunately "fly" They didn’t let me in, but I didn’t shoot badly, though from the left shoulder). I’ll go and take over for YOU Mr. Generals, Officers, Sergeants and Petty Officers, as well as rank and file personnel. Happy HOLIDAY! (yes, MODERATORS! please do not "execute, but when I hear" BLUE "- tears come out of me, sorry.)
    2. pensioneree
      pensioneree 2 August 2015 12: 41
      +2
      On the occasion of the Airborne Forces Day, my brother is more happy than the day of the BAT though he served in the former 4 GRU brigade. Already congratulated. Do not splash you soaring with BLUE and fountains. HAPPY HOLIDAY!
  14. alex67
    alex67 2 August 2015 07: 34
    10
    Happy Airborne Forces Day!
    Landing - not only on airplanes,
    And not always a beautiful reset,
    It's a hard work,
    Order, go ahead, and no question!

    All who are troops from Uncle Vasya
    Passed, that Rambo will give a head start!
    And he remembers the law of the landing,
    "No one can, except for us!"
  15. Aleksandr72
    Aleksandr72 2 August 2015 07: 35
    18
    Happy holiday, Uncle Vasya’s troops!
  16. moskowit
    moskowit 2 August 2015 07: 56
    11
    Happy Holiday Winged Guard !!!
  17. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 2 August 2015 08: 03
    26
    Let us commemorate ALL HEROES who fell for you and me ... Without checking out Eternal memory!
    1. navigator
      navigator 2 August 2015 15: 57
      +9
      "Let's remember ALL HEROES who died for you and me ... Without checking Eternal memory!"

      Wordless
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  18. Surozhanin
    Surozhanin 2 August 2015 08: 08
    11
    Congratulations to the paratrooper guards on the 85th anniversary of the Airborne Forces of the USSR and Russia, in short, the Russian Empire! I also congratulate all my fellow soldiers (137th Guards RPS 106th Guards RPS)!
    Long live the Airborne Forces! Glory to Russia!
  19. pincet
    pincet 2 August 2015 08: 20
    12
    Happy holiday, landing! Glory to General Margelov!
  20. grandson of the hero
    grandson of the hero 2 August 2015 08: 22
    12
    With pazdnik you guys!
    Vitebsk celebrates with Russia!
    ps. my father in 48-51, near Šiauliai, an artillery paratrooper.
  21. family tree
    family tree 2 August 2015 08: 42
    +6
    Happy Holiday, paratroopers! Be brave! drinks
    1. family tree
      family tree 2 August 2015 19: 15
      +2
      Yo, this one, for the third winked drinks drinks drinks
      1. evil partisan
        evil partisan 2 August 2015 19: 40
        +4
        Quote: perepilka
        Yo, this one, for the third

        Slow down Dear stop . And then at such a pace and Artillery Day slip through and do not notice! request
        1. family tree
          family tree 2 August 2015 19: 58
          +1
          Quote: Angry Guerrilla
          Slow down Dear stop

          Would understand what The first on courage, the second, through fright, the third thoughtfully and meaningfully, and the icon for three jumps, never for nothing, it seems. With the third landing and become. Not right?
          At mnu, so then sit down the Day of the Railroad, only the boys with PCh, SHCh and ECH, half "splashed blue" well, I am a sapper, forbid me to support the boys if everything is close and together drinks
          1. evil partisan
            evil partisan 2 August 2015 20: 05
            +3
            Quote: perepilka
            Would understand

            Sorry! fool
            I thought you think liters ... request
            Well then, Happy Holiday, Colleague! drinks
            1. family tree
              family tree 2 August 2015 20: 17
              +2
              Quote: Angry Guerrilla
              Well then, Happy Holiday, Colleague! drinks

              Sound and brave be, bro drinks
              1. family tree
                family tree 2 August 2015 21: 05
                0
                third, hold on
                Bliiin! cool mom doesn’t see, God forbid she’s healthy, ashamed how repeat
  22. Alex_Rarog
    Alex_Rarog 2 August 2015 08: 42
    +9
    Happy Holiday Winged Infantry !!!!
  23. anfreezer
    anfreezer 2 August 2015 08: 44
    13
    Happy Anniversary of the Landing !!! So that the enemies are afraid, and brothers in arms are respected for their professionalism! So it was, is and will be!
  24. Turkestan
    Turkestan 2 August 2015 08: 47
    12
    Wars Paratroopers on behalf of the Veterans of the 1st Guards Red Banner Bryansk APDD, the proponents in the city of Fergana congratulate YOU ON HOLIDAY.
    MOTHERLAND
    VICTORY
    HONOUR
    GLORY
  25. northern
    northern 2 August 2015 08: 53
    10
    "Only recently did we study ..."
  26. Alex16051978
    Alex16051978 2 August 2015 08: 54
    +8
    For Airborne !!! With Praznik men!
  27. T-73
    T-73 2 August 2015 08: 54
    +9
    Of course, the day is significant. The landing party made him like that. Nobody walks with such enthusiasm and recklessness. From the word at all. They have a right. For the fact that they can do very little for anyone. I’m afraid to jump with a parachute, although they suggested. Well, not mine. So guys - Happy Uncle Vasya’s Day!
  28. Bort radist
    Bort radist 2 August 2015 08: 54
    14
    Happy holiday, landing! I wish you health and good luck. With all my heart, from the Military Transport Aviation.
    Special greetings to veterans for whom such names as Panevezys, Šiauliai, Gaijunai, Kaunas say a lot ...
    Click photo.
  29. zinander
    zinander 2 August 2015 09: 00
    +8
    Happy Holidays! Happy Airborne Forces! You are the pride of Russia !!!
  30. T-73
    T-73 2 August 2015 09: 01
    14
    We believe in such guys.
    1. family tree
      family tree 2 August 2015 12: 34
      +4
      Otkel dug up? They do not look of course, only the right vest of the Navy. Yes, and they don’t have such puffy muscles, just long, like from ropes and cords, adapted for long and hard work, dry, weathered and sharp
  31. PValery53
    PValery53 2 August 2015 09: 02
    +8
    Honor and respect for the airborne fraternity! Happy Holiday!
  32. wanderer_
    wanderer_ 2 August 2015 09: 13
    14
    Happy Brothers !!! drinks

    We guards in vests
    In friendship - souls wide open.
    Fight - we are immediately in the clouds!
    We hit the target without a miss.
    Fight so fight!
  33. Arkan
    Arkan 2 August 2015 09: 26
    11
    Guards Marines !!! I congratulate you on the occasion!!! 106th Guards Be !!!

  34. etti65
    etti65 2 August 2015 09: 38
    +8
    Glory to the heroes! Glory to the landing party! All conscripts success in service.
  35. shosha
    shosha 2 August 2015 09: 50
    +9
    Guards paratroopers, brothers with the anniversary !!!
  36. stayer
    stayer 2 August 2015 09: 56
    18
    Americans say: Do it or die.
    And ours say: Die, but do ...
    Death is no excuse for not completing a mission. Happy Holiday Landing !!!
    1. dmit-xnumx
      dmit-xnumx 2 August 2015 10: 26
      10
      - Gold words! It is this principle that makes Russia Invincible.
  37. klavyr
    klavyr 2 August 2015 10: 03
    +9
    Landing, Happy Holiday! drinks
  38. T-73
    T-73 2 August 2015 10: 05
    11
    But it turns out that on August 2, 1930, 12 people landed on the Voronezh training ground! And now it costs 50 thousand under the gun. And in stock? "Don't hit - rejoice, hit - be proud!"
  39. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 2 August 2015 10: 06
    +9
    Congratulations to all on the day of the Airborne Forces. Guys of happiness and success to you and your loved ones and our long-suffering MOTHERLAND. soldier
  40. Linda
    Linda 2 August 2015 10: 22
    10
    Marines, happy holiday to you!
  41. atamankko
    atamankko 2 August 2015 10: 31
    +9
    Pilots congratulate you, winged.
  42. stariy
    stariy 2 August 2015 10: 33
    +9
    From the Pagrants disantour! Happy lads !!!
    1. Gin and tonic
      Gin and tonic 2 August 2015 10: 48
      11
      Quote: stariy
      From the border guards


      Thank you brother Border, from Desantura. wink
  43. tundra
    tundra 2 August 2015 10: 36
    +8
    Is there a photo of Shamanov on politicus and a question, in the USA (a rare case when I write this name with a capital letter) are there fountains?
    And if I find laughing !!!!!!!!!
    These devils will find fellow
  44. AVV113
    AVV113 2 August 2015 10: 46
    11
    Happy holiday friends! For the airborne forces!!!
  45. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 2 August 2015 11: 02
    10
    The generation is growing to replace you "Margelovites"! Well for the Russian Airborne Forces drinks The elite of our troops!
  46. drags33
    drags33 2 August 2015 11: 03
    14
    Happy Holidays guys !!! May God protect you, and you protect the Fatherland !!!
  47. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 2 August 2015 11: 04
    +9
    Happy Holiday, Landing! ALWAYS come back! drinks
  48. Gin and tonic
    Gin and tonic 2 August 2015 11: 08
    10
    Happy Holidays!

    Congratulations on Airborne Forces to everyone who saw the canopy of the parachute above their heads, remembers how the wind whistles in the slings and knows how to dock the AK.
    Courage, good luck and fortress of spirit to the current fighters and commanders.
    Health to veterans, honor and respect to you!
    Glory to the Airborne Forces!
    May the 104th Guards Airborne Order of Kutuzov ("Kirovabad") Division be revived
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